Change is the only constant in life
Every day is a hustle, towards the unknown, which we call the “future”. Amidst the hustling, we cross paths with strangers who then may or may not become friends, family, acquaintances etc, but all along the way we try and make conscious (or unconscious) decisions on how to go about living our lives.
For instance, whom to make connections with, how to behave a certain way, how not to conduct ourselves, check our mannerisms, check our diet, try to learn a new skill, develop hobbies, the list goes on because we sure want to be good human begins (at least most of us, 😉, if I can take the liberty to say so) in the hopes of transforming our lives for the better.
However, as our life progresses, we more or less settle for things and become more set in our ways. Well, because life happens and, we loose the desire to invest our zing in all things possible while hand-picking the ones we would like to hold onto. You may be wondering what I am getting at with all these statements. I am writing this piece to take you through the journey of change and progression via the stages of remission and acceptance.
Change is the only constant in life
The one quote which comes to our minds when we talk about “change” is the quote, “Change is the only constant in life” by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, which is very true. Our lives are only so much within our grasps. How often do we receive things just the way we wanted? Very rarely, and when we do get exactly what we aspired for, we are labelled as “lucky” or “blessed”. Although we may have wished for the same thing, and maybe worked extremely hard for it, it all pools down to luck or a blessing either way just a chance. Our minds are wired in a way that tells us that there are chances that you may not get what you actuality wished and worked for. And if you are anything like me, a goal-oriented individual, you are most probably thinking about what is next as soon as you are close to achieving one goal.I try to remind myself to live in the present because my future could be my present.
Sometimes you call them lessons well-learnt
Changes also make way to progression. The trials seem familiar sooner or later, so we thread through the ambiguity life has to offer; we grow, we learn, we relearn, we unlearn, and we evolve. All thanks to the changes and hence experiences. Sometimes you call them memories, sometimes you call them lessons well-learnt.
We are all human beings, with well-developed organs and complex physiological built. However, we also have a fragile sense of existence. We may be the strongest one day and feel broken and lost the next day. Because things around us are not the same, time passes, people change, you could be overwhelmed by joy or your emotions that day could go for a toss, and you may flounce out.
And so, human life comes full circle more than once, you start where you began more than once, the key is to hold on to your faith, hope, wisdom, and the lessons learnt from past experiences and look forward to a positive yet changeable future. Nothing is more invigorating!
“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life”- Mary Oliver.
As a movie recommendation, “The Pursuit of Happyness” is a movie that touches my heart every time I watch it. It is a 2006 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino. This movie takes you through the journey of life of a single father and his son struggling to make ends meet. A must watch if you have not already! 😊