Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
~ Arthur Christopher Benson~
When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Life is always at some turning point.
The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
~John F. Kennedy~
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Change is the watchword of progression. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~
I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life anytime he is prepared and ready to do it. Whenever he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within.
Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.
~Arthur Christopher Benson~
There have been so many wise words spoken about change. The fear of change, accepting change... how change is that magical property that transforms us from beasts to true human beings. That accepting change is the hallmark of a good person.
I guess I'm not a good person. I handle change worse than I handle migraines. It freezes me, it depresses me... it takes me out of my comfort zone to such a strong point that I don't know how to adapt... how to accept the new paradigm in my life... I don't know how to make myself happy with what I have. I only focus on what has changed.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Ah, yes Arnold... that is right. And getting over this discomfort is my biggest battle right now. I can only hope that when the smoke of the battle within myself begins to clear... there is actually something left for the victor.