How to Make The Most Out of Times of Change.
Make no doubt you cannot stop the water from flowing.
Winds of Change all around, but you can stay steady.
Change is inevitable. Watch our view of the moon change, The patterns of the sun changes. We must change with them. That deep within us must not change. So our outside self must change in order to keep the change positive.
Be of good cheer. Rack em up, saddle up, load em up, call em up, look em up and of course Stir em Up. Stand tall and head into the winter of change. I has compiled reason for believing that thissy here month is going to be a doozy. I have spoken with my yogis and my roadies and my preachers and my teachers. I have consulted with the stars and all the numbers. I mean to tell you we are in for a cosmic crapstorm. (of course this can be said for any full month cycle but let us get excited about May)
Now the reason I tell you this is philosophical and spiritual. You see the reality is clearly going to be dynamic and stirred up. The winds of change will make the Ides of March seem tame. So for those of you who know this, if you stay the course, remain focused on your God and hold on for dear life and not let go of your goodness, you will emerge from this season stronger and wiser and better. While the world is in upheaval and quaking with faults, you can remain calm and serene and increase your strength.
Let volcanoes be active and churches have upheaval.
This storm is obviously one to avoid. I don't normally highlight link but I endorse this one!
I have no idea why this came through Huffington -- maybe it is one of those changes.
Are you normal?
Do you resist change?
Stay true to your convictions and faith hard times should not weaken our resolve, but rather strengthen it.
For those who practice steadfastness in times of turbulence are in fact the foundation for correct growth. Embrace change. Stir it up yourself. Put your intentions on the positive. Let go of things best left behind and let the firestorm consume them. Remember young Shadrach and his partners tossed into the burning inferno all bound up, and all they lost was their bindings. They had faith and they were delivered and so shall you be. Daniel 3.
From the book of common prayer, the post communion prayer: Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen. It is often and correctly said "the best defense is a good offense". That is correct for two good reasons, in a game if you offense is on the field they can score and that is what wins, and the second is that if you are going to be defensive your best strategy most often is to go on the offensive.
This is very true about change let us look at pro-active change.
"How to" is not just a fad. We need to stay on top of how to change.
Stir it up, come on now! You have got to help change this world for the better.
Be that whirlwind of change. Don't be the speck of dirt tossed by it.
One of our clients is an amazing man. He is developing the aquaponics farm with us. In fact he is the general partner. He is a practicing lawyer, a dad, a scoutmaster, and is running for a fairly large city's city council. And he still has time to exercise and tend to his spiritual side. He recently published a book.
Yet we have been friends for about 37 years. So on the outside he stirs it up. But on the inside he is solid as a rock. He is in his later 50's and is of mixed race, which out Arizona way was a tough road to hoe back in the 50's. The change around him effects him insomuch as it teaches him what to change. The changes around him do not change him. They effect him but do not effect his affect.
This is you, this power is within you or as we like to do and put it in the active "this power is withing you". Perhaps we can make that word fly with wings.
Sometimes a brief break is required before chasing too much change with a 50lb pack.
Really uncomfortable. Sometimes that is how it has to be.
It is just a fact of life. Sometimes we have to get uncomfortable in our skin to make changes to our outside in order to keep our inside stable. Just think of the tides. They rise and the fall. but for the most part only the sandy shifting beaches change as a result. The base of the land mass stays the same to perception only top soil or cliff erode by our view. A big and powerful snake must still shed his skin in order that the skin does a proper job protecting his insides. And yes he is vulnerable during the shedding of that skin.
Try this little exercise just for fun. Walk up to yourself and say. "Hey old friend how are you doing? and do not bullshit a bullshitter." Then answer your self in truth. We hope your answer will be long winded and full of stuff going on. That needs to be you. If you are not making a difference in the world the world will make a difference in you.
So suit up and boot up and rev up and step up. There are three essentials to success in this world. And with them there may not be great triumph but there will never be failure of a true sense. Get up, Suit up and Show up! At that point the sky is the limit. My mother always said: "get up, clean up and shut up" -- a little harsh but point well taken, and of course she never did the latter and taught us by example.
Life is good. It gets better if you make it so.
Yep things change and we really would have a hard time going back. But farming is an interesting one because organic natural is in vogue.
You can never go back! That is a false statement.
Once a trail is blazed you can return on that same trail or take another back to where you came from or even blaze another trail back. It is helpful to keep that in mind when facing change. You can go back to how you were before if you choose to do so.
You cannot go back and change the world to what it was before. But you can change yourself back. A drug addict who is in recovery can always pick up and use again and go back to the despair of the past. If you were happy, joyous and free in your twenties, in your perspective you can go back. Probably those around you, like your new responsibilities of spouse and house and child, would like that, as long as you keep or get a better job. This is a great phrase that is meant to be funny: "You can change the past but only in your mind."
One last major inhibitor of acceptance of change and the embrace of change is "sloth". In order to change we must set matters in motion. In order to stop or put an object in motion it takes energy. The energy needed here is usually more spiritual than electrical or muscle power. Normally it comes first from the big "let go" of the past and a desire for a new future. This combination gets you moving and moving in the right direction we hope. But remember that once in motion an object becomes easier to change it's direction.
If nobody has told you they love you today, know that I have been told, so now I tell you, I love you.