Why should anyone be
afraid of change? What can
take place without it? What can be more pleasing
or more suitable to universal nature?
Can you take your bath without the firewood undergoing
a change? Can you eat without the food undergoing a change? And can anything useful be done without change?
Don't you see that for you to change is just the same,
and is equally necessary for universal nature?
Not everything that is faced
can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Those who reject change are
architects of decay. The only human institution which rejects
change is the cemetery. -Harold Wilson
dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time;
what we really want is for things to remain the same but get
all great civilizations that perished did so because
crystallized, because they were incapable of adapting
themselves to new
conditions, new methods, new points of view. It is as though
people would literally rather die than change.
think that all human systems require continuous renewal. They
rigidify. They get stuff in the joints. They forget what
they cared about. The forces
against it are nostalgia and the
enormous appeal of having things the way
they always have been, appeals
to a supposedly happy past. But we've got to move on.
We have a hunch that it is possible to live
a better, more balanced, and less stressful life, but many of us
firmly believe that we donít have the time or energy to make
the necessary changes, even though perhaps just one small change
could significantly reduce our stress levels.
Instead of striving for attainable incremental changes,
we sometimes complain as if our lives are completely out of our
hands! -Gary Egeberg
knows change can make your
Live for today but hold
your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes
There is a seed of Godís
love in every event,
every unpleasant situation in which
you may find yourself. Donít get
stuck in a rut or hung up on an outdated blessing. You serve a God of change! -Barbara
In spite of all
our hopes, dreams, and efforts, change is real and forever. Accept
it fearlessly. Investigate the unknown; neither fear nor worship
it. -Joseph A. Bauer
is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things:
First, a dissatisfaction with self--a felt void or need; second, a
to change--to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious
to the process of growth and change--the willful act of
the change; Doing Something. -Leo
If one changes internally,
one should not continue to live with the same objects. They
reflect one's mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has
no dynamic, living use. I keep nothing to remind me of
of time, deterioration, loss, shriveling.
of us knows what the next
change is going to be,
is just around the corner,
waiting to change all
tenor of our lives. -Kathleen
|Change terrifies because the status quo is usually
comfortable. We can pay the bills and keep food on the
table the way things are, so why change anything? That's
one way the military gets people to re-up: focus on the
pleasantness of the secure, steady income, and remind
people of the risks of getting out into the real world. But change shouldn't be terrifying if we trust life and
trust God. Life goes on no matter what happens to us
individually, and it's always rife with opportunity and
possibility, yet somehow we focus on the limitations and
impossibilities. If our lives change, then we have to
examine the change and search out the positive in it,
search out the potential in it. -Tom
are happiest in this restless and mutable world
who are in love with
change, who delight in what is new
simply because it differs from what
who rejoice in every innovation, and find a strange alert
in all that is, and that has never been before.
mighty law is change.
the change you want to see in the world.
One must never
lose time in vainly regretting the past or
in complaining against the
changes which cause us discomfort,
for change is the essence of life.
difference between a grave
and a rut are the dimensions.
people most need now is to apply their conversion skills to those
things that are essential for their survival.
They need to convert facts
into logic, free will into purpose, conscience into decision.
to convert historical experience into a design for a sane world.
seems necessary to completely shed the
old skin before the
new, brighter, stronger,
more beautiful one can emerge. . . .
I'd be getting a life lesson from a snake.
keep our faces toward change and
behave like free spirits in
of fate is strength undefeatable.
|We need changes from the duties and the cares of
our accustomed everyday life.
They are necessary for healthy, normal living.
We need occasionally to be away
from our friends, our relatives, from the members of our immediate
Such changes are good for us; they are good for them.
We appreciate them better,
they us, when we are away from them for a period, or they us.
are they who learn to bear
what they cannot change. -J.C.F.
are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them
is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
people look upon change with dread and foreboding.
But for those on the spiritual pathófor those who believe in God
and the power of prayeróchange is a fuller expression of life.
When a problem or condition arises in your life that indicates a
rely upon God, and realize that it is not so much that a door has
on a chapter of your life, but rather that a door has opened
on new and more interesting things.
|In spite of
in spite even of the
one can remain alive
long past the usual
date of disintegration
if one is unafraid
of change, insatiable in intellectual
interested in big things,
and happy in small ways.
|If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold onto.
-the Tao Te Ching
|We cannot change anything
unless we accept it. -Carl Jung
should anyone be afraid of change? What can take place
What can be more pleasing or more suitable to universal Nature?
Can you take your bath without the firewood undergoing a change?
Can you eat, without the food undergoing a change? And can
useful be done without change? Don't you see that for you to
is just the same, and is equally necessary for universal Nature?
is contrary to nature, contrary to life.
The only completely consistent people are the dead.
been said that one reason people eventually stop growing and
is they become less willing to risk failure by trying new ideas or
Change can be difficult and uncomfortable.
But if our ambitions are only
to avoid the discomforts of life, we could soon find we have very
little life at all.
God wants us to have the most joyful, fulfilling life
possible, and sometimes
that requires stepping out into the unknown.
Is there a new experience or idea
youíve been hesitant to pursue?
Youíll never know until you try.
|Things donít change. You change your way of looking, thatís all.
|We have a hunch that it is possible to live a
better, more balanced, and less stressful life,
but many of us firmly believe that we donít have the time or
energy to make the necessary
changes, even though perhaps just one small change could
significantly reduce our stress levels.
Instead of striving for attainable incremental changes, we
sometimes complain as if our lives
are completely out of our hands!
|Just because everything is different doesnít
mean anything has changed.
you canít change everything all at once, then at least work on
something each day.
Become aggressive in your battle with the ego.
You probably donít need all the things that it wants.
You need hope,
discipline, creative expression, love, and serenityóthese are
Remember, when you are balanced, one stepping stone
will lead you to the next.
But you will rarely see the whole journey
or all the answers at once. -
when summer gets perfectófresh nights, soft sun, casual breezes,
and quietly cooling trees, empty beaches, and free weekendsóit
Life is like that too.
Just when we get it right, it starts to change.
The job gets easy and we know just how to do it,
and they tell us weíre retired.
The children grow up and get reasonable and they leave
just when itís nice to have them around . . . . Thatís life on
the edge of autumn.
And thatís beautifulóif we have the humility for it.
believe we can change things according to our wishes
because thatís the only happy solution we can see. We donít think of what usually happens and what is also a
happy solution: things
donít change, but by and by our wishes change.
and growth take place when a person has
risked him or herself and dares to become involved
with experimenting with his or her own life.
changes take place in my life, I continue to watch them truly work
for my goodóif I can just wait on God to see me through.
What makes all
the difference is trustóthe understanding that God has a much
than mine even if I donít understand it.
Iím grateful, yet sorry, that I have
had to learn so many lessons by hindsight.
|In our instinctive attachments, our fear of
change, and our wish for certainty
and permanence, we may undercut the impermanence which is
our greatest strength, our most fundamental identity.
there is no process. The nature of life is change. All
hope is based on process.
me up and send me where you please." For there I will
retain my spirit, tranquil and content, as long as it can feel and
in harmony with its own nature. Is a change of place enough
for my soul to become unhappy and worn, for me to become
depressed, humbled, cowering, and afraid? Can you discover
any reasons for this? -Marcus
for today but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate
and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God's love in
every event, every circumstance, every unpleasant situation
in which you may find yourself.
ever believe that you are going to be peaceful--life is not like
When you are changing all the time, you've got to continue to keep
to change, which means that you are going to be constantly facing
obstacles. That's the joy of living. And once you are
involved in the process
of becoming, there is no stopping. You're doomed!
You're gone! But what
a fantastic journey! Every day is new. Every flower is
new. Every face is new.
Everything in the world is new, every morning of your life.
Stop seeing it as a drag!
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