"Change brings opportunity."
-- Nido Qubein
I was thinking about change and how often we might feel that we don't like change much, unless of course, it is fully to our benefit and perfectly timed. Good luck with that.
What I was realizing is that without change, nothing moves, and nothing happens. Change is necessary. It is desired when we realize that we cannot live without it. Aristotle said, "Change in all things is sweet." He had it down pat.
Sometimes we might think that we need to change for the better because what is or has been is less than perfect. I don't think that has anything to do with it, except that whatever decisions we make are always made in the hopes of feeling better.
It is more about expansion than anything. We are expanding beings, the Universe is expanding, and that is what we want: expansion. Some might call it growth, but I like the word expansion better. We cannot help but expand and change is the only way it can come about.
So many of the quotes I've reviewed about change put change in a positive light and that it is necessary and good. I agree. It's when we are in a rut, or doing the same things over and over without even thinking about it that things get dull. That contrast leads to a desire for a change. We can only sleep so long and then we just have to get up and get going.
Movement is life. Change is movement. When I understand the value of change in this way, I look forward to the change and the opportunities.
"Change Alone Is Eternal, Perpetual, Immortal." -- Arthur Schopenhauer
Spread Some Joy Today--by building on your list of positive aspects daily. A great way to start is at the top of the page, write "I love. . ." and then fill in the blank lines. Call it a joy-builder and a life-enhancer.