The Winds of Change

The only constant in the world is change, and it’s the nature of all things to be transient and impermanent. Cycles of change are evident everywhere—in the seasons and climate, the changes in society, in the rise and fall of countries and economies and in the stages of life from birth through death. Change is a force that clears away the old to make way for the new. Leaves fall in autumn because they are pushed out by the emerging buds of spring.

Change is a universal truth—John F. Kennedy called it “the law of life.” Instead of respect and obedience, however, we do our best to dodge it. When change knocks on our door the ego turns coward and runs for cover!

Our true nature is to grow and evolve. Therefore, our spirit nudges us toward changes that’ll move us to a next stage. If we don’t pay heed, change is often forced upon us. External events coerce us into something new against our will and before we are ready. How true it is that if you don’t create change, change will create you!

Be still and listen. Are you being nudged? Can you detect any changes waiting to happen?

Contemplate changes you could make in your life that would take you closer to who you truly are. Take a step out of your comfort zone and do things differently. Einstein described insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become. Someone once said, if nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. 

When the winds of change blow circles around you, instead of building a shelter, build a windmill. Remember our spirit has wings on which to soar, and it glides on the fuel of change!

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