Change

"When life doesn’t go to plan, we must embrace the change and realize that our lives are comprised of chapters; one has ended and another one is about to begin. But we can’t move on to the next chapter if we continually re-read old ones. We have to willingly accept that life goes on, and that we have a chance to create something bigger and better." ~Adam Bergen

We can’t let go of thinking; it’s just part of being human. But we can choose not to get caught up in our thoughts. When we allow our thoughts to flow through us without attaching to them or analyzing them, we create space for peace and clarity.

It is all that I have lost that has set me free.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

“If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies.”

“Not every day is a good day, live anyway. Not all you love will love you back, love anyway. Not everyone will tell you the truth, be honest anyway. Not all deals are fair, play fair anyway.”

"While being uncomfortable and vulnerable is not an easy path, it's the most direct route to becoming stronger and wiser." - Robert Biswas-Diener

“Life comes with twists and turns. I try my best to embrace what comes my way with openness, curiosity, and kindness because I trust it's all part of my path. I want to live it ALL – the ups and the downs – with integrity, faith, and joyful energy” – Alison Kate

Give yourself the space tonight, to listen to your own voice and your own soul away from all the background noise of our hectic modern world.

“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open. You were born with wings, why do you prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

We are held back in life not because of who we are, but who we think we are, who we have been told we are. Our self-beliefs develop during our maturity into adulthood. Maybe we were bullied, maybe our parents were not supportive or missing in action; may be teachers told you that you would amount to much.

We can become imprisoned by our beliefs. We allow the beliefs of other’s people’s opinions, to define us. Enslaved by this mental bondage, we do not realize the potential within each of us.

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

“Getting stuck is not a problem. Staying stuck is. Good learners practice getting unstuck.” Change it up! Reorganize your routine. Go to bed earlier, get up earlier, drive a different way, eat different foods….“May you have courage this week to break patterns that no longer serve you.”

“We can spend so much of our vital energy futilely trying to make someone happy, who is not happy with themselves. Stop wasting your energy on emotionally bankrupt people, they do not need a life ring, they need to learn to swim. Consider the fact that maybe God closed that door, because you deserved more.”

“Know your worth. Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people. Don’t give part-time people a full-time position in your life. Know your value and what you have to offer, and never settle for anything less than what you deserve.” MarcandAngel

“You have two choices, settle for what is comfortable or have the courage to grow into the unknown, you cannot have both.”

“If you’re thinking like everyone else, then you aren’t thinking.” MarcandAngel

“It’s funny how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted. Life keeps leading us on journeys we would never go on if it were up to us. Don’t be afraid. Have faith. Find the lessons. Trust the journey.” MarcandAngel

“We waste our time waiting for the ideal path to appear. But it never does. Because we forget that paths are made by walking, not waiting. And no, you should not feel more confident before you take the next step. Taking the next step is what gradually builds your confidence.” MarcandAngel

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

We often pray to God to change our situation, not realizing that maybe we were placed in that situation, to change us. After every struggle there is an opportunity to succeed!

“The world is changed by your example and not your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

“When the roots grow deep, there is no reason the fear the wind.”

“I welcome a new path, new energy, new connections, new experiences, new thoughts, and new ideas. I am open to all things new, different, and adventurous. I am ready for a new beginning.” – Idil Ahmed

“If you can’t change something, change your perspective and see it differently.” David Scott

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” —J. Pierpont Morgan

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” —Lao Tzu

“It is the irritation in the oyster, that creates the pearl.” David Scott

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” —Joseph Campbell

“All beings are flowers, blossoming, in a blossoming universe.” - Soen Nakagawa

“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” - Guy Finley

"Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same."

"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong."

The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, It needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness and struggle to reach the light.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates

“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” -Christine Mason Miller

“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” - Guy Finley

"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."

"Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or make you happy."

"Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to recognize light." – David Scott

Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” - Nelson Mandela

“Nothing great in life ever occurs without tremendous pressure and friction. The diamond cannot be polished without incredible friction. Life’s friction can either wear your away or bring out your brilliance. When you find that diamond within yourself, you will realize that no one can break you.” David Scott

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” - Zig Ziglar

The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, It needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness and struggle to reach the light.

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew

“Yoga teaches us that change should occur slowly and deliberately, as in harmony with nature. There are no quick fixes in life. The rock is worn away by the constant, unfaltering drop of water that is hitting it. When change occurs too quickly in nature, often cataclysmic destruction occurs. Lasting changes in our lives should be measured and made with patience. If we awake one day, and we cannot close the front button of our pants, we have two choices: get bigger pants or work on losing weight. If we choose to loose weight, lasting weight loss occurs with persistent tiny modifications in our behaviors.” - David Scott

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coehlo

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey

“The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create.” - Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

”We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce

”The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

”Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin

“In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

“In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

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

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates

"Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same."

"Life is about change. Sometimes it's painful. Sometimes it's beautiful. But most of the time, it's both." - Lana Lang

"You can't change what's going on around you until you start changing what's going on within you."

"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't." ― Steve Maraboli

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." ― Mother Teresa

"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong."

"I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things. — Mother Teresa

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” - Maya Angelou

“A door must be shut or a door must be open, if you try to chase two rabbits, you end up catching none.” David Scott

“Conditions are never just right. A young bird in a nest, avoiding taking first flight until conditions are just perfect, never learns to fly and succumbs in the nest.” David Scott

“Pick battles big enough to matter and small enough to win.” – Jonathan Kozel

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” – Woodrow Wilson

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu

“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” -Christine Mason Miller

"When your past calls, don't answer. It has nothing new to say."

“You are always one decision away from a totally different life.”

Today, I close the door to my past, open the door to my future, take a deep breath, step through, and start a new chapter in my life.

"The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when it's time to thrive. Get out of survivor mode. New habits, new life."

"Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place."

"Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some happy, and some exciting. But if you never turn the page, you will never know what they next chapter holds."

"At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life."

"You cannot heal in the same environment that made you sick."

"Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others."

"You can’t save or fix people, but you can listen without judgment and support them as they save themselves."

"People change for two main reasons: Either that minds have been opened or their hearts have been broken." ~Steven Aitchison

"Your past may have shaped you, but it does not define who you are now. What defines you is what you do now, your actions now, and what you have become since the past you left behind." ~Kerry Campbell

"If you're working on changing bad habits, unhealthy thought patterns, negative emotions, or toxic behaviors, know that you are healing a small part of the world by healing yourself. Everyone around you will benefit and they will be served by your wholeness..." ~Emily Maroutian

"Be the change you want to see in the world," ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

"The Warrior of the Light sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters. Occasionally, resistance might mean destruction, and so he adapts to the circumstances. He adapts, without complaint, that the stones in his path hinder his way through the mountains. Therein lies the strength of water: It cannot be touched by a hammer or ripped to shreds by a knife. The strongest sword in the world cannot scar its surface.

The River adapts itself to whatever route proves possible, but the river never forgets its one objective: the sea. So fragile at its source, it gradually gathers the strength of the other rivers in encounters. And, after a certain point, its power is absolute." - Warrior Of The Lights ~ Paulo Coelho

"When we resist the change that's inevitable, we miss the change that is possible." - Leslie Kaminoff

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu

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

“If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

“Nothing is forever except change.” – Buddha

"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity."--H. Jackson Brown Jr."

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."--Alexander Graham Bell

"Change is inevitable, acceptance / letting go of resistance is the only choice we actually have"

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but rarely do people think of changing themselves

“If I would have asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” Henry Ford

“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” – Buddha

Learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning. —Buddhist proverb

The Pearl Principle – no inner irritation, no pearl. —Lama Surya Das

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin (maybe)

“You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.” CS Lewis