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Monday, October 14, 2013
Ripples Of Change
Life is all about
change. Seasons, people, circumstances, politics, habits,
health...you name it, it eventually changes.
Humans have the
ability to recognize change, adapt to it, accept it, and move ahead. Adults normally do just that, at least most of the time. Lots of us
resist or delay some changes until we have no other choice (losing
weight, eating healthy, avoiding conflict). Some people choose to ignore change or deny
it altogether because they want their lives to stay constant. They
blame themselves or others, make excuses and whine when things vary
from their usual routine (if only, it's not my fault, why do I have
to). Others want everyone around them to conform to their idea of
healthier to be flexible, have patience, compromise, adapt or move
forward. The stress of resisting change takes a toll on us. And
life would certainly be dull if nothing new ever happened. We'd be
stuck. Change forces us to take action, explore, experiment, and
expand our minds.
inevitable. It ripples through our lives, sometimes barely moving
along and sometimes crashing through like a tidal wave. Maybe the
best way to manage it is to keep a paddle AND a surf board handy.
"Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others."
– Jacob M. Braude
“When you blame others,
you give up your power to change.”
– Dr. Robert Anthony
“Change is necessary, particularly when it comes to bad cooking and politicians. Sometimes all you
can do is toss out the whole batch and start all over.” –