Change

If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth. Anthony de Mello

Change

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. — Maya Angelou

Marcus Aurelius

Everything is just an impression.

Is any man afraid of change?

Is any man afraid of change? What can take place without change? What then is more pleasing or more suitable to the universal nature? And canst thou take a bath unless the wood undergoes a change? And canst thou be nourished, unless the food undergoes a change? And can anything else that is useful be accomplished without change?

Observe constantly that all things take place by change

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

There is change in all things

There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some decay, and this is common to the entire universe.

The world may be ever new

Nature which governs the whole will soon change all things which you see, and out of their substance will make other things and again other things... in order that the world may be ever new.

The universe is change, life is understanding

Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed changes already. The universe is change, life is understanding.

Everything is only for a day

Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered. 

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are and to make new things like them. For everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. — Marcus Aurelius

Leo Babauta

The root of all of our problems
is our inability to let go.

You yourself are changing all the time

You yourself are changing all the time. We think of ourselves as one unchanging entity, but the self that you are right now is different than the one you were before you read this article. 

And that was different than the one who woke up this morning, because various things interacted with you to change you in small (or large) ways.

Things just happen, and they are not good or bad

Without the human mind, things just happen, and they are not good or bad. It’s only when we apply the filter of our judgment that they become good or bad, beautiful or ugly.

The only way through uncertainty is love. — Leo Babauta

Epictetus

You are a little soul carrying
around a corpse.

Wish that what happens happen the way it happens

Do not seek for things to happen the way you want them to; rather, wish that what happens happen the way it happens: then you will be happy.

Never say about anything "I have lost it"

Never say about anything, "I have lost it," but only "I have given it back." Is your child dead? It has been given back. Is your wife dead? She has been returned.

Desire that things are exactly as they are

We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are.

Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems. — Epictetus

Heraclitus

Change alone is unchanging.

Everything changes

Everything changes and nothing stands still.

No man ever steps in the same river twice

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river, and it's not the same man.

Some things stay the same only by changing

The meaning of the river flowing is not that all things are changing so that we cannot encounter them twice but that some things stay the same only by changing.

Everything flows and nothing abides

Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.

You can't go home again

You can't go home again. Your childhood is lost. The friends of your youth are gone. Your present is slipping away from you. Nothing is ever the same.

In changing we find purpose

It is in changing that we find purpose.

All is flux, and nothing abides

All things are in flux; the flux is subject to a unifying measure or rational principle. This principle (logos, the hidden harmony behind all change) bound opposites together in a unified tension, which is like that of a lyre, where a stable harmonious sound emerges from the tension of the opposing forces that arise from the bow bound together by the string.

The only constant is change

The only thing that is constant is change.

The sun is new every day. Heraclitus

C. JoyBell C.

The only way that we
can live, is if we grow.

The only way that we can live, is if we grow

The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.

We can't be afraid of change

We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.

You've got this life

You've got this life and while you've got it, you'd better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone's hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people's eyes like they're the last you'll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there's no time left, jump if you feel like jumping, run if you feel like running, play music in your head when there is none, and eat cake like it's the only one left in the world!”

Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it. — C. JoyBell C

Anthony de Mello

Don't ask the world to change....
you change first.

It is, alas, easier to travel than to stop

It is, alas, easier to travel than to stop.

The disciples demanded to know why. 

Because as long as you travel to a goal you can hold on to a dream. When you stop, you face reality.

How shall we ever change if we have no goals or dreams? asked the mystified disciples. 

Change that is real is change that is not willed. Face reality and unwilled change will happen.

If it is peace you want

To a disciple who was forever complaining about others, the Master said, “If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.

The one who would be constant in happiness must frequently change. — Anthony de Mello

Osho

Existence goes on and on and on; it never stops. There is no rest period. There is no place where you can demarc that something has come to its end.

Existence consists of verbs

You have to understand one thing which is very fundamental. The world consists of verbs, not of nouns. Nouns are a human invention – necessary, but after all, a human invention. But existence consists of verbs, only of verbs, not nouns and pronouns.

Everything is changing, flowing

Look at this. You are seeing a flower, a rose. To call it a flower is not right, because it has not stopped flowering, it is still flowering; it is a verb, it is a flow. To call it a flower you have made it a noun. You see the river. You calI it a river – you have made it a noun. It is rivering. It will be more accurate to the existential to say that it is rivering, flowing. And everything is changing, flowing.

Everything is in continuity, continuous change; it is a continuum

The child is becoming a young man; the young man is becoming old; life is turning into death; death is turning into life. Everything is in continuity, continuous change; it is a continuum. There never comes a stop, a full stop. It comes only in language. In existence there is no full stop.

Do you remember when you stopped being a child?

Do you remember when you stopped being a child? – when, at what point came the stop and you became a young man? There is no place, no demarcation, no full stop. The child is still flowing in you. If you just close your eyes and look within, you will find everything that has been is still there, flowing. You have been absorbing more and more, but all that has been is still there. The river is becoming big, new rivulets are joining it, but the original is still there.

Nothing comes to its end. You cannot find the beginning, you cannot find the end. It is an ever flowing process. — Osho

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