Dancing with Change

The only way to make sense out of
change is to plunge into it, move
with it, and join the dance.

~Alan Watts~

So often when I look out my window I reach for my camera.  The ever-changing view is always a source of inspiration and amazement for me.  I am reminded that life, like the view, is in constant flux, moment to moment, day-to-day, week-to-week, year-to-year…..Change is inevitable.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.
If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

~Gail Sheehy~

 Too often we are afraid of change so we hold on tight to what we know and what we are comfortable with, even when what we’re holding on to doesn’t feel all that great. As we get older it’s easy to become “comfortable” in the lives we lead, easily becoming complacent with the status quo.

Change and growth take place when
a person has risked himself and
dares to become involved with
experimenting with his own life.

~Dr. Herbert Otto~

It takes a lot of energy to hold onto our fears, our pain and hurts,  our old ways of being that are no longer, or never were, serving our true selves.  Once we find the courage to let go, step into  unknown territory, and trust that we will be just fine, we begin to feel that we are part of the divine flow of the Universe.  Once we begin feeling that flow and trusting it, life becomes much more fun and fulfilling.

A single event can awaken within us
a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.

~Antoine de Saint Exupery~

The changes we make don’t necessarily have to be big ones to produce gratifying results – a little variation could send us down a new path, or at least create a diversion that might ignite a new spark of creativity.  Look at it as a modest experiment in creating the life of your dreams.  When we step outside of the boxes that we have built for ourselves, our minds and worlds expand and new things become possible.

The doors we open and close each
day decide the lives we live.

~Flora Whittemore~ 

Without change, something sleeps
inside of us, and seldom awakens.
The sleeper must awaken.

~Frank Herbert~ 

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3 Responses to Dancing with Change

  1. Betsy says:

    Great inspiration, great photos! Thanks!!!

  2. carol Jennings says:

    do you ever sleep,
    so many amazing photos,
    what a view you have.

    • suellen1234 says:

      I have so many photos of the view – some day I will have to catalog them. When you return from Mexico you’ll have to come down for a visit. I would love hanging out with you – it’s been too long!

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