Surrender to the dancing changes

“O Autumn leaf, be still and yield
When the wind wants to take you away.
Do not resist, be a player in the game.
Surrender to the dancing changes.
Let yourself be broken, seized,
And blown to your next home.”
~Hermann Hesse

I wish I had the confidence to react like a leaf when the winds of change appear in my life. They inspire me every year with their acceptance of the change in seasons and their ability to let go so gracefully.

 

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Healing is a choice

Healing is a choice

“Healing is a choice. It’s not an easy one, because it takes work to turn around your habits, but keep making the choice and shifts will happen.” ~Yehuda Berg

One of the challenges of healing is making that choice to do the work over and over and over again. It can feel endless sometimes, but those shifts toward healing are happening even when you can’t see or feel them on the surface. Keep choosing it anyway!

 

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Carrying our burdens

Carrying our burdens

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ~Lena Horne

Mounting stress levels have forced me to take a hard look at the way I carry the load of my job. My work place and the pressures and challenges I face there are unlikely to change, so I’m focused on changing the way I carry that load to reduce the stress it causes me.

What loads are you carrying in your life that might benefit from changing the way you carry them?

 

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Changing your mind

Changing your mind

“Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you.” ~Nedra Tawwab

As life changes (and as we change), even parts of our lives or ways of doing things that are so deeply ingrained in us that they feel like part of “who we are” may cease to be helpful. Being willing to change your mind about those parts of lives that have stopped working and choose something new is a sign of maturity, not of weakness.

 

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