Sunday, October 10, 2010

Change, Growth and Resilience

Images by Ames

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow forward in whatever way they like." Lao-Tse

This is a life lesson that I've still to truly learn but it is one whose significance strengthens as I grow older. I have come to accept that in many ways age is a blessing. There is a sloughing off of the skins so carefully cultivated - and so necessary - in youth as a means of navigating a vast and mysterious future.

Now, I touch the trees I pass on my way home and take pleasure in their grounded adaptability. May I find peace in that as I age...

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