Monday, October 6, 2014

We Change

"Things do not change; we change."  - Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau was wise as wise could be......he knew human nature.
He knew that as humans we want everyone and everything around us......we want change but we don't want to be the change.  Change starts with us.  Gandhi said to be the change we wished to see in the world.........we change and as we change, we see the world, other people, even ourselves differently.

Thoreau's change was moving to the pond, simplifying his life.
He understood that his life in town, his job was not changing....he had to change.  For most of us, there comes a time when we understand also......."things do not change;we change." 


  1. Jilda, I love this ... it's so true, we do want change but we don't want to have to put the work in... however; it's the only way to get the change we want...

  2. Great post! I needed this today. Thank you!

  3. Maybe the greatest wisdom is knowing when change is needed and then making that happen before someone points it out to us!

  4. I had an uncle who was close to l05 years old who told me "life is change" - how true that. And, yes we need to be the change at times.