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The most constant thing in life is change. Sometimes we may try to fight it, other times, we could do the wise thing and let nature or life, as the case may be, take its course. As Heraclitus, the Greek Philosopher would say, ”there is nothing permanent except change.”
I agree, the only constant thing in life is change. George Bernard Shaw also penned that ”progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
However, how do we enjoy the changing seasons of our lives? How do we glide seamlessly through the seemingly unknown tides of change? We could either attune our attitudes to conform to whatever changes are before us or despair which would do us more harm than good. Not all changes are bad, actually, some things needed changing to ultimately give us a breather in the chaotic life we sometimes lead.
Using myself as an example, I’d deliberately changed some aspects of my life, and life has thrust some changes on me too. Like when my dad passed, or when I left my job, or when I decided to go solo on my career. Those were necessary but not all changes are pleasant though; the death of a loved one, betrayals from people you love, not been able to keep up mortgage repayments, illness, financial worries…
The list is endless but there are good changes too; the chuckling of a baby, the miracle of new birth, finding love, nature, the beauty of life in its entirety. I could go on and on about changes. I don’t think we should shy away from it. Most times, a seemingly bad change in fortune could well be a catalyst for a better and more productive life.
When our situation changes, it will do us well to live in spite of it. Sir Pratchett said it best in the above picture. I think we should live well before it’s too late.
I’ve missed you all, and I hope you’re all well. I’ll be popping by your sites as time permits! Have a great Easter, and if you’re not a Christian, have a great holiday!
Much love guys! 🙂
A powerful post Seyi. I agree with everything you wrote. Permit me to quote Heraclitus again, ‘change alone is unchanging.’ It would be great to adapt well to changes. I love the pictures used too. Have a great Easter!
I like that quote too. Heraclitus was a great philosopher. Thanks for stopping by Christy, I truly appreciate it. Much love. 🙂
My pleasure Seyi. Wishing you the best in all you do!
Thanks for your kindness! 🙂
this is indeed a very powerful and deep presentation. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Thanks Mihrank, I’m glad you like it. You’re right about changing our thinking, that’s the only way we could truly change the world!
A beautiful and powerful; post, Sandra. 🙂 Happy Easter to you and the family. 🙂
Thanks my sis, I hope you’ll enjoy Easter too! My love to you and all that is yours!
Really awesome post. There’s nothing as constant as change. We can either resist it until it takes us over, or learn how to handle it!
Exactly, I love how you put it, ‘we can either resist it until it takes us over, or learn how to handle it!’ You sum it up neatly.
I’m grateful for your visit and comment.
Thanks so much! And any time 🙂 I’ll be stopping by more often!
I would love that very much, I’ll stop by yours too!
Very well written – best wishes for you and yours, my friend… 🙂
Thanks Drake, appreciate your visit my friend!
It is strange how something bad can lead to something good, I think an important part of transition through bad or uncertain times is to keep thinking that there will be good times again and perhaps something good will come out of the very thing that worries or saddens us. With only a short amount of time on this earth, we should do our best to worry as little as possible. It’s easier said than done I know but it is worth it.
I’ve missed you my friend, I do enjoy your posts and visits, keep smiling and have a happy Easter.
I really love the wisdom inherent in your comment my friend. I agree Ste J, we have such a short time on this realm to worry about something we can’t really change, or what we could make best use of. I’ve really missed you too my friend, I would be at your site tomorrow and I’m sure I’ll read great content! I had a great Easter, hope yours was lovely too!
I’m still smiling! 🙂
My Easter was good thank you, I have missed you and am always excited when I (usually belatedly) see your new post email in my email.
That’s good to know! Do enjoy the lovely spring weather we have today!
Blessings my friend! 🙂
Change is hard indeed but we will all do better if we embrace it. Thanks for sharing Seyi
And thanks for reading my friend, appreciates your visit and comment!
Such a beautiful post, Seyi. What a great quote! Happy Easter to you and your family.
Thanks Jill, glad you liked it. My Easter was sweet, hope you had a swell time too. I appreciate your visit and comment!
Much love. 🙂
I agree to what you have written. All so TRUE!! Happy Easter!
Thank you, my apologies for the late reply. Do enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂
Change is another door opening. Great post.
I agree with you Dannie, it’s another door opening. I’m thankful for your visit and kind comment!
And one more thing – even the rate of change can change …Thanks for the like.
You’re right, even the rate of change can change, my only prayer is that we’ll only get positive changes. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!
Change can be difficult to adjust to but, as you explain, not all change is bad. Much love to you for the Easter weekend
Thanks Christy. I quiet agree with you, change could be difficult but sometimes, it may even be for the best. I had a lovely Easter, hope yours was great too! Appreciate your visit my friend!
Ahh dear Seyi, such a beautiful, heartfelt and inspiring post. Change is indeed here to stay and you are so right, we either need to accept that or spiral downwards. It isn’t always pleasant and sometimes downright painful, but so many times it is indeed a necessary and life-affirming part of life. In fact, so often, it iw wonderful, bringing amazing new opportunities and broader horizons! Pratchett said it so well, wonderful quote. Life is to be lived to the full, every single day. I hope that your writing is going well and I am always holding you in my heart and prayers my dear friend. Wishing you and your family a blessed, joyful and a very Happy Easter!! He is risen 🙂 ❤
Thanks for your kind comment my friend. I applaud your insight Sherri, change could be downright awful or surprisingly good. I think time is the only thing needed to make change either great or not so great. My writing is going well, but at a painstakingly slow pace. I’ve decided to work on rotas, book A for week one, Book B for week 2, that way, I’ll be able to stay committed to my two lovers! 🙂
I appreciate your prayers and friendship Sherri, and one day I hope we’ll get to drink cups of coffee together! My Easter was excellent, I hope yours was beautiful too! Jesus is risen indeed! Amen.
Much love and blessings to you and yours! 🙂 🙂
Oh Seyi, I am so glad your writing is going well…slow for me too, but getting there! Your rota sounds ideal…musn’t neglect your two lovers, no way 😉
Oh wouldn’t that be wonderful to have coffee and chat…one day my friend, one day for sure!
So glad you had an excellent Easter and same here, thank you so much 🙂 Have a beautiful rest of the week and weekend and i hope you are able to enjoy some of this glorious spring weather that we are all basking in just now! Much love and blessings to you and yours too!! 😀 ❤
I can’t fault the weather Sherri, it’s simply glorious! Glad your book is progressing, just stick to it. My weekend is not bad, I’m on the bed writing this, would be going to the park shortly with hubby and the kids! Do enjoy the rest of this weekend my dear Sherri!
Much love. 🙂
Thank you dear Seyi, and you have a wonderful time at the park with your beautiful family…such a glorious day! Much love to you too 😀 ❤
We had fun! Wishing you a beautiful week Sherri!
Love and blessings to you! 🙂 🙂
Liebe Seyi ein schönen Ostermontag wünsche ich dir mit vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft kLAUS
Dank Klaus hatte ich ein großes Ostern , ich hoffe Ihnen war auch super ! Schätzen Sie Ihren Besuch und kommentieren mein Freund!
Segen . 🙂
An amazing and thought-provoking post, Seyi. Change is a reality which is despised by many of us our entire lives. But the moment we accept the changes – good or bad, with our open arms, they either make us happier, or much more stronger. I loved the quote you have shared, “That’s called living”. Trying no to change is like reading one chapter of a novel again and again. That won’t be called as reading (living). I thank you for sharing such wonderful thoughts expressed so well. 🙂
Thanks for your kind comment Prateek, you really sum up my article in a neat way, I love it! I’m grateful for taking time to write an insightful comment which I read over and over again! Thanks again my friend.
That’s the sweetest thing to hear, Seyi 🙂 Would love to see you around new found friend 🙂
I agree with everything you say, so right Seyi. Hope you had a restful Easter!
Thanks Ute, I did, hope yours was great too! Lovely weather in London today, I’m glad the kids are still on holiday! 🙂
Indeed it is lovely , even though I had to work…. never mind, enjoy the evening! for the children it is super for a change!
Apologies for my late response Ute. We had a fantastic time, but like all things in life, it ended too. I’ve been back at work too. Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday! weekend. Would stop by yours soon.
Much love. 🙂
I honestly think that deep down most of us fear change.. the most important thing is acceptance and finding the positive part of a change.. which can be very difficult sometimes.
Thanks for your comment my friend, and I must apologise for my late response, I was a little ill but I’m now on the mend. I must say that you’re right. Change is not something we welcome at times but it’s just part of life really. I think our attitudes is also important.
Do have a lovely weekend!
Much love. 🙂
Reblogged this on Sylvan Clarke and commented:
Great words Seyi Sandra David 🙂
Thanks Sylvan my friend, appreciate your kindness! Have a wonderful week ahead!
Lovely piece, have missed ur write up due to school stuff…… without change we will all be in the same position all the time we must albeit review at all time what kind of change we are ‘metamorphosising’ into so that we dont end up with bad results.
Thanks my friend, I hope you’re doing very well with your ‘school stuff.’ I appreciate your thought on this. I agree with you, we need constant reviewing of our situations to be able to get to grips with where we are at any point in our lives.
Do have a wonderful weekend my friend!
As I get older, I find myself not so easily flexible to changes. I do feel the happy changes you mentioned pull me through the ones I have to ‘drag my feet, kicking and screaming’ through! I try to focus on the positives… Smiles for the way you included your own changes and how you told this post so amazingly well, Seyi. Take care and if you celebrate, Happy Mother’s Day!
Reblogged this on Kendra Turner- Writer and commented:
Shifting at best.
Thanks so much Kendra, apologies for my late reply, I was ill but now I’m better. I appreciate your kindness in your comment and Reblog!
Much love. 🙂
No apology needed my sister! Health is a matter that must be tended to at all times.
Liebe Seyi einen schönen Dienstag und danke für deine lieben Worte und sei ganz lieb und herzlichst gegrüßt in Freundschaft Klaus
Danke für Ihren Besuch Klaus , ich schätze es. Sie haben ein tolles Wochenende .
Change? Did you say change. I see change almost every day… 😉
And I think that’s a good thing my friend! 🙂 🙂
Indeed. If not for change – is still be drinking out of a bottle & wearing diapers. LOL
I agree we should live life to the fullest and embrace changes as they come. Although I confess, I have sometimes been known to fight it,;until I finally come around and accept the transition.