Awakening a Keen Observer

Friday, September 01, 2006

change feet first

Ralph Peters in the online Weekly Standard writes in an article about globalization and talks of 'tribes'. One line he writes, "Men talk of change but cling to what they know." (the language is his)

Is this true? Do we cling to what we know. A familar chair or sweater or parking place or pew in church is ours we don't want to change. We have fallen in love with the familiar and in that way have dangerously jeopardized our lives.

If we didn't change, our cells replenish, our bones grow, our bodies would have died long ago. We would not have trouble with old age for no one would make it there at all. Wrinkles would be a badge of honor not horror that plastic surgeons wipe away for a younger more alive look.

Change happens in the most likely and surprising ways. We go with the flow and GROW with the flow or we break. Have you ever tried to swim up river against a current? Now I am not saying here that we bend or float with the whim of the world. What we do say is that we look ahead. We were taught when going down a river in an innertube or if we'd fallen in to try and keep our feet in front of us...bumping us off rocks and it would help to stablize us. Perhaps that's what we need to do with change..
keep our feet first
Are we willing to change ourselves or precious things around us or are we 'stuck in the mud' and fear that we will not learn anything new to save us so we hold on tight and wait for change to wash over us? What are the consequences of that action? We should know by now!
"Change is the very most natural thing and life is merely attitude and timing."

Remember the joke how many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb.
one..but the bulb really has to want to change.
Dream and do... it will bring great joy.

labor day
God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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