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June 30, 2015

Transient Tuesdays: Change

as featured on Here I Scribble 

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

― Mahatma Gandhi

 

My life has been about change – My life unexpectedly changed at 18 years old when a blood clot landed me in a coma, and the past decade since then has been all about healing, changing, growing and evolving. For me, I tend to look outwards for guidance on how exactly to change. I find such solace in the world of nature around me. To watch the trees transitioning with the seasons helps me tune in to what I need to change internally, or the new direction I am to follow.

 

Just as Summer accelerates towards a spectacular Autumn gust, I have learned that there is a time to say goodbye to old childhood memories and take on a new, deeper identity, ,based in who I was, yet shaped by what has happened to me.

And just as winter eventually thaws to make way for Spring peonies, I have learned that all good things do take time – and late bloomers and beautiful too!

I wanted to share this wonderful song about change and transitions from the Broadway show “Carnival” called “Mira”.  This is a recording of me singing this years ago, trying to come to terms with how my life had changed so suddenly, and had changed me as well.  Yet, I still yearned to feel like myself.  How do we get back to “Mira” – a place where “everybody knows our name” when life keepings changing…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCWs01aOQrQ

And that’s the question I leave you with today – how can we continue to change and grow while still feeling that same Self that we woke up to this world with?

And as REO Speedwagon says, just roll with the changes!!!

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

― Lao Tzu

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