Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nothing is Permanent

Not even the curls you just had put in your hair. This is a transitional reality. The clothes we wear, the food we eat; it is all transitional. So why do so many folks expect things to always be the same all the time?

Comfort in the familiar. But this is also what leads people to settling for things when they could actually have much better in their lives. No one should have to settle. Accept, yes, but not settle. If we accept things for what they are instead of judging them as being what we deserve, then we are better able to make whatever changes are necessary for who we truly are, and that match who we have become. Too often what is familiar is what is seen as optimal. Yet when we look at what we truly desire, we find that it is much bigger than what we currently are experiencing. Then a decision has to be made. To decide is not to judge one thing as bad and the other thing as good. We can learn and grow from both. It is simply a matter of choice.

So what changes are you going to make in your life? When are you going to get out of your comfort zone and do what is best for you? Everything changes and everything transmutes. That is a natural law. Nothing is ever permanent in life. That is a universal law. We are not brought into this existence to waste it by trying to stay the same all the time, for this would only cause us to become stagnant. So go ahead. Make some changes. Shake things up a bit. I have never met anyone who has regretted doing so.

Blessed Be




Vanitha said...

The only constant in my life has been change. Sometimes it was absolutely terrifying, but over the years I've chosen some of the "shake-ups" myself.
One of my favourite quotes is "Leap and the net shall appear." I did! It did! It just happend to be February 29th! How Divine is this Universe?

Lauren said...

Change is one of the true constants in life. It's something one can always count on. Shakespeare once said "It is neither good nor bad, but thinking that makes it so".

Gail said...

Just when I thought that all was well in my universe, I went to work Monday morning to find that one of the people I care about had their carefully created life shattered to pieces over the weekend. Half an hour later, I heard someone else telling me how a daughter-in-law of theirs was effectively shutting them out of their new born grandson's life by announcing that she and her new son would be in seclusion for the next 3 months. And a third person after that related how she had a fire in her kitchen stove.
This was all after a Sunday when the wind blew in something that is not of this world...
I, too, believe that one of the things we can count on in this reality is change, but boy howdy, nothing prepared me for what I heard Monday morning!
Changes occur so fast that our human minds can't keep track of them all.

Trent Deerhorn said...

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. Hey Gail, there is this philosophy called "attachment parenting" that promotes the bonding of parent to child in the first three months as being crucial. I don't remember it promoting total seclusion, and there are also ways of going about these things in a kind way. Doesn't sound like kindness was much on her mind.