Monday, February 18, 2008

Change

Life is beautiful. This world is filled with beautiful places, interesting people and unique experiences that one can experience. The problem is that many people don't view the world in this manner, nor do they take the time to slow down and see the endless possibilities in their life and themselves. We often find ourselves busy with work and things to keep us busy without enjoying the little things. We fall into routines and ways of thinking that can cause us to miss the small gesture a stranger performed for you or a wonderful new mom and pop eatery that opened down the street from your residence. Have you ever taken a drive and finally noticed something you've never noticed before even though you have been down that path countless times. Slowing down and just truly looking at something in a non judgmental way can greatly alter the impression that is imparted on you. Whether it is a building, a person, your morning breakfast, or most importantly yourself, you will find things you have never seen before. With this realization maybe you can see what a beautiful world we live.

I often meet many people while bar tending that can not or choose not to do this. They would rather stay within their safe confines of what they decide the world looks like. Many of these people are not happy and most likely not even to tell you why. They cover their feelings with busy routines going to work, chores, watching television, surfing the net, going to the gym, and/ drugs and alcohol. All the time not taking the time to slow down and see the world around them. At the same time they can't see the potential and beauty in themselves often basing their self persona on a slowly decaying view of sense and worth. This becomes apparent to others when people are considered "bitter" and/or take their feelings out on others. Yet these people still will not be able to tell you what is actually wrong. They have become so used to their way of thinking and their routines they can't see anything else, nor can they see the possibilities that surround them. Rather than try to change, which is scary and uncertain, they stay the same. Then before they realize, they are old and angry at the world. A world they made. One constructed by their own self perceived limitations and ideals. The world has moved on, but due to their inability to change, they didn't move on with it.


To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
~Henri Bergson~

What is more enthralling to the human mind than this splendid, boundless, colored mutability! - Life in the making?
~David Grayson~

If you want to change your life, change your mind.
~T.~

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~George Bernard Shaw~

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.
~Preston Bradley~

Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.
~Arthur Christopher Benson~

We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of inertia and the irksomeness of action.
~Learned Hand~

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
~Mark Twain~

3 comments:

manuel said...

Hey i liked this post...
and i enjoy reading ur blog.

HeWentThere said...

Change only happens when the pain of holding on exceeds the fear of letting go.

-unknown-

In all my 30 years, I've only even seen you in person on two consecutive days long long ago. I miss you tremendously.

-truth-

Nightvision said...

Life is beautiful but there also terrible things happening all around the world and it's really hard to forget those and be just happy. However, I've realized that the only cure is to do something about those things.