We are either creators or spectators. We either live life in the front seat, or the back seat; yet many prefer the luggage compartment..
Life is never static, stale, or fixed. Everything is in constant motion and flux (as Heraclitus and Buddha have informed us) Change is all around us, yet we can become so rigid in our way of life that life can seem stagnant and unchangeable.
Nothing endures but change. ~ Heraclitus
I call this the illusion of invulnerability. We think that our constants will always be constant; that buildings are buildings, roads are roads, the store is open, and the postman has been.
But all of these things are temporary patterns in an a changing and impermanent world. We live the bulk of lives in a man-made world; a special universe of man-made things.
It only takes a few hours of time out in nature to witness the inevitable flow of novelty and renewal. This is a very different dynamic to experience. Life in the sun and fresh air, surrounded by a churning nature, is a very different world than the fluorescent lights, stale air, and mundane operation of life in the building.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts
Many people become depressed with no apparent cause, yet the weight of stagnation can easily bring an individual to a type of depression, simply because their internal resources may be operating at such a limited rate of expression with little to no fulfilment.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom. ~ Emile Zola
When we step away from the treadmill, and really experience life as a flow rather than a fixed thing, we begin to take on a new dimension of character that thrives in a state of constant renewal and vitality; where as before we may have been dull, monotonous, and bound by the unchanging reality that is man’s own creation.
I love this quote:
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. ~ Margaret Mead
Stay inspired, and live life alive!