10 Quotes to help you cope with
Change, that wonderful thing we love to hate and whether we like it or not, change will always exist. As the Greek Philosopher Heracleitus said,
If we believe this to be true, that change is unchanging, then we must find ways to embrace change.
Here are 10 ideas and quotes to cope with that thing we love to hate – CHANGE!
1. The only constant is
Remember that the only constant is change. Everything passes including pain and frustration so just observe what comes up and know that is only for now.
2. Focus on what
can be won
In every situation something is either getting better or worse so there is always something to be won and something to be lost. Focus on what can be won!
3. Be grateful for
experiences and then let
If the feelings, emotions, excitement, people, experiences etc come back to your life, great! If not, you have already released the moment/experience and are free to continue living in the now rather than trying to recreate the past.
Try out a meditation on letting go here.
4. See change as a clue
See change as a welcome clue to the purpose and meaning of your life. Sometimes the detours put in our path direct us to places we would never have perchance found by ourselves. It is often on the path less travelled that we find our way!
5. See endings as new
If you see endings as new beginnings, then every loss is filled with the joy and excitement of possibility.
6. Focus on the positive
effects of change.
Change can be a great thing! Think of the positive changes that happen to your body when you practise yoga every day.
7. Flow with the natural
cycles of life
We have seasons in the weather for a reason. Each season has a different dynamic and gives us something different that we need. Eg. Winter allows us to slow down and turn inwards, spring, a time to reset, summer, new energy, and autumn, a time to shed our skins.
8. Pull down your walls
No, I’m not suggesting you tear down your house, although, this too could be quite fulfilling! No, I am talking about those imagined walls we create around ourselves to protect our hearts from pain. When we are hurt we build up walls and defence mechanisms in a hope that we will never again feel this pain, however, when we build those walls we close ourselves off to new opportunities, opportunities that might instead bring us more love and joy. So bring down those walls today, who knows what you might find outside!
9. Find joy in everything
Find the joy in everything little thing you do – so even if everything is changing around you you can find joy in it!
10. Home is where the
Keep home close to your heart, then home will be wherever you are. You will always be home, without desire to be elsewhere.
And now I shall lead you with the infamous lyrics from the Broadway Tony Award Winning Musical, Avenue Q.
“Except for death and paying taxes,
everything in life is only for now.”