“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… the power to choose, to respond, to change.” Stephen Covey
Once we squeeze through the birth canal and leave the warmth of the womb and take that first breath there is no turning back. Our “life clock” has began ticking and we have so much to learn and everything we learn is subject to change. Sometimes change is good and sometimes it isn’t.
Life experiences are responsible for defining our character and preparing us for adulthood. The leaders of life experiences are parenting and schooling. One prime example of change is parenting. Parenting of the 50s and 60s was a whole lot different than the parenting of today. My life clock began in 1954 and I have seen parenting change for the worse in my opinion. Schooling has changed immensely also and all I have to say is I am glad I was a child of the 50s and 60s.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Unfortunately as we are rolling along down life’s highway with adulthood in our sights, we can pick up something like “bigotry” or other negative energies and they pollute our hearts and minds and if we let it, it will pollute everything around us. Therefore we need some kind of filtration system and be smart enough to identify these negative energies.
My filtration system is Mother Nature. It might be camping out along the river, kayaking the river or sitting on a high spot on a ridge watching the sun set or rise. Mother Nature does a good job of absorbing those negative energies that have hitched a ride with me. It doesn’t have to be Mother Nature but should be something you love doing. Shedding those negative energies is a positive change.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
I don’t think we understand that “egos” cause a lot of problems and changes. I call it the “hungry beast” because it seems like it needs to be fed a lot. I know some people who are constantly feeding their egos without realizing how much damage that massive ego can do. It can be a person’s worse nightmare. It can completely change a person from well liked to a person who can clear a room by just walking into it.
Sometimes society goes head first in the world trying to change things. A lot of times they do this without thinking it through and not taking the time to envision what these changes are going to do in the long run. What impact is this change going to have on the highway of life? Is it going to be full of speed bumps or is it going to be like gliding down a toll road? We really need to start looking at the full impact of changing something before we do it. Just this humble bloggers opinion for what it is worth.
“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” – Hugh Prather
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