There is nothing permanent except change.Heraclitus
I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. (Likely because Gabriella and have been watching DARK recently. 🙂
It’s interesting to me how quickly we can change, but also how stuck we can feel sometimes in the present. I’m in a completely different place than I was last year, but there’s also a lot that feels the same.
I wonder if this is because the present is slow but the past is fast. The present moves at the speed we live — one second at a time. The past moves as quickly or as slowly as we want. We skim past (pun intended) certain moments, misremember others and pick and choose how to remember. The past influences the present and the present influences the past.
Last year was incredibly stressful, for multiple reasons. But was it worth it? Today, do are any of those reasons even relevant anymore?
Some, perhaps. But mostly no.
In a year from now, are you going to even remember why you are stressing yourself out over x, y or z?
Will it even be relevant a year for now? Or will change wash it away.
Time is our companion — someone who stays with us our entire lives. (And out lives us all.) And just like time, we are all constantly changing and becoming something new each and every day that passes. We can change what we become tomorrow by focusing on getting there today. It’s slow and sometimes its painfully uncertain, but its universal.
We survive and we change. We thrive and we change. We get stuck and we get un-stuck. Storms come, and they pass. The only thing that’s constant is everything is always changing.
That’s why I try to embrace change. If today sucks, tomorrow is my chance to try again. If I don’t like where my life is heading, today’s the day to change it.
We heal our lives by embracing change and slowly becoming someone we love and care for a little bit each day.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #627