Everything changes. The seasons, the weather, the moon phases, the sun, people, places, clock hands – big smile, I’m sure you know what I mean. But sometimes we become so myopic that we dread change even though there’s constant change around us in many different ways. I am reminded – nothing stays the same – which elicits a memory to me of older people looking back on their youth. Does it remind you similarly?
I can imagine change as a walk through nature where stops and starts are possible. Where different forks in the road crop up and sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees. Sometimes the path isn’t marked well and we may have to step off the well-worn path in order to make our own way. The landscape changes as the seasons change and sometimes when we try to look back at from whence we’ve come, we find that it looks different in hindsight for all has changed. We have changed as we’ve continued on the path. We’ve scaled hills, stumbled over fallen logs, traversed rivers, watched our step as we navigated difficult times and perhaps even quietly rested for a bit as well.
How do you feel about change? Does it worry you or does it give you a ping of excitement? Do you believe that we have control over some changes or do you fear that we do not? We can choose our mindset about change and view it as something good or not, depending on how we view what the change means to us personally.
My suggestion to free write on the topic of the quote above could reveal much to you if you choose to carve out a bit of time to just write. Does anything come to you when you write about this quote? Are you surprised by what came to you?