Sunday, January 23, 2011

change is the only constant

my life has been full of change lately. well...i guess it has always, will always, be full of change, for change is truly the only constant in life.  but often, in the midst of it all, it's difficult to remember that.  change, even when it is welcomed or hoped for, brings with it a subtle gloom. when we undergo a change, we leave a piece of ourselves behind. we die a little to make room for new growth. with growth, comes discomfort. if even only the discomfort of not knowing fully what you have become. are becoming.

i've changed jobs. or rather, changed the direction of my job. the scope of my work. i'm undergoing change in my artistic expression (which is no great surprise...this has changed and redirected a thousand times and more over the years).  i'm changing modes of recording my work and expression.

sometimes, it seems to be moving way too fast. i live slowly. or try to. all this speed is mind boggling.

growth means change. change involves risk. treading from the known into the unknown. but without it. stagnation.

iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation ... 
even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.
- leonardo da vinci

i must keep acting. moving. creating. changing. growing. 



  1. So true. Life is full of constant change. Sometimes I am "begging internally" for change and other times "clinging to something" wishing it would stay the same. Either way, you experience the pain/joy. That is all our spirit takes with it..."the experience", right? <3

  2. change is good. to me, it means you are moving in the right direction. wishing you the best.

  3. I was wondering how your new path was unfolding. I made a change this year also. I started back to college last spring and this winter changed my major. I'm finding it a bit difficult to switch my mental paths... but I'm finding the fit much better. Now, if only we could get a bit less rain, I'd enjoy this dance a bit more!

    ;~) Debi

  4. Change is inevitable, at the same time it takes courage to make changes as large as the ones you have been making.
    I have been conscientious about making necessary changes as life my goes on...nothing is as aging as the refusal to change with the times.

  5. I live slowly, also. When change comes at me too fast, even though it's inevitable and most likely for the good,I get a little knocked off balance. I hate change, but I love change.

  6. use it or lose it. whatever IT is. xx

  7. My mantra is - go with the flow. And by the way the flow of that tree bending in the wind is very appealing.

  8. thank you, everyone. it's true. change is constant. change can be painful. or not. but mostly, it just is.

    i think my apparent discomfort and underlying malaise was resultant from long work hours and short sleep minutes.

    this change has definitely been good. if i am to judge it. now i am getting a bit of sleep and feeling more in balance.

    tomorrow I look forward to playing with cloth again!

  9. This post touched me, as I'm in a place now where I'm getting uncomfortable, but I know I must push through the anxiety and see what's on the other side. I am excited, but nervous and sometimes scared. It's lonely work to grow I think, but it's always been worth it.