THINKING ABOUT CHANGE

I have been in a season of change.  I find myself pondering how this aspect of life becomes so important.  It is interesting to consider, for example, how we can resist it and want it, all at the same time.  Then there are matters of foolishness and wisdom, such as wanting change so much, we are never happy with what we have and where we are; or being so unwilling to change, we’re stuck, unhealthy and again, unhappy.

here are some things that others have had to say:

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
John F. Kennedy

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Barack Obama

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
Margaret Mead

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present.  And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”
C. S. Lewis

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.
A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Reinhold Niebuhr

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7 thoughts on “THINKING ABOUT CHANGE

  1. The post below serves as an excellent reminder on we should perceive change. This resonates with me and I am sure many of you will find it useful too.

    We are living in a world that is constantly evolving every minute and second, even as I am re-blogging this post with my thoughts that will follow. Seasons of change are inevitable and we are given the freedom to make the following choices:

    a) To perceive change negatively, resist it and be miserable about it.

    OR

    b) To go with the flow of change and embrace it; and often enough, this “change” brings with it a bundle of surprises.

    Some of people may move along with the change begrudgingly. Well, you have the prerogative to perceive and react to the change any way you wish. However, this may heighten your level of misery all the more.

    To maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit, it is important for us not to resist but go with the flow and embrace the change. By embracing change, we get to not only understand ourselves better but also unveil the possible surprises and blessings awaiting us.

    • So true. I liked JFK’s comment that change is a fact of life. To resist it is kind of like trying to keep a car from moving forward by holding onto the bumper and dragging your feet. Better to embrace it. Hannah

  2. Reblogged this on Little Chocolates in Life and commented:
    The post below serves as an excellent reminder on we should perceive change. This resonates with me and I am sure many of you will find it useful too.

    We are living in a world that is constantly evolving every minute and second, even as I am re-blogging this post with my thoughts that will follow. Seasons of change are inevitable and we are given the freedom to make the following choices:

    a) To perceive change negatively, resist it and be miserable about it.

    OR

    b) To go with the flow of change and embrace it; and often enough, this “change” brings with it a bundle of surprises.

    Some of people may move along with the change begrudgingly. Well, you have the prerogative to perceive and react to the change any way you wish. However, this may heighten your level of misery all the more.

    To maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit, it is important for us not to resist but go with the flow and embrace the change. By embracing change, we get to not only understand ourselves better but also unveil the possible surprises and blessings awaiting us.

  3. Hi Hannah, Sorry about it. I had meant to reblog your post with my thoughts above as I found it very useful to me and others as well. However, I accidentally sent it to you as a comment to your post.

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