Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tick Tock

The very bedrock we trust for stability is alive with change.

Wendy Johnson
Hello Bamthang, Bhutan
I'm glad my Google account is working again and I can post this entry. At least for now. We'll see what happens. Tomorrow is another day.
What is yur bedrock? Is it your home, your family? Is it your business, the company you work for, your job? It could be your church or your community center. Maybe it's your nest egg, the chunk of money you saved up for yourself. Whatever it is you are 99.99% sure it's going to be there tomorrow, and you're probably right. There are many things we have come to rely on. But the one thing we can definitely rely on with no hesitation is that everything is changing.

Some changes are obvious. Time changes. We can see it change as we watch the seconds ticking away on the clock. The weather changes (Ho, does it ever). We can watch things grow. The tree outside your house puts out buds, then new leaves and they grow. Then the tree gradually and colorfully changes them into old leaves until they clutter up your sidewalk.

Other changes are hard to see. You can't see the rock that juts out of the sand on the beach, the rock you've enjoyed sitting on ever since you were a kid, slowly eroding. But it is. You can't see the pebbles on the beach slowly becoming grands of sand. but they are.

Even the money in your savings account is changing, because it's not measured in dollars and cents. The dollars and cents are changing in value, because values change.

The most remarkable change of all is the change in perception. We change more slowly than the leaves on the tree and faster than the pebbles on the beach, but we grow, and as we grow we change. Watch a favorite movie you haven't seen for a while and notice the things you never saw before. Or read a book you've read before. It will seem to be a different book. Best of all look at yourself in the mirror and see the changes that have taken place. I don't mean to look for wrinkles and gray hairs. Look yourself in the eye and seriously consider the person you are looking at. That is where the most profound change is taking place. The molecules are rushing madly about realigning themselves, reconnecting with other molecules. The conscious and unconscious thoughts are swimming and splashing around in the ocean of your being. Quickly or slowly the memories and hopes are constantly redesigning, reorganizing themselves.

Things change, times change, people change, changes change. Isn't it exciting?

DB - The Vagabond
never give up

(This is not a contest)

NASA has planned to send a two man mission on an 18 month trip to the planet Mars. It would take 6 months for the astronauts to get there and after 6 months of exploration another 6 months to return.

Should they do it and why, and if not, why not?

Only 6 answers so far

I eagerly await your answer.



pacifica62 said...

Only fools resist change and as people we must learn to embrace change. Nothing stays the same not even for a moment.

Geo. said...

On a quantum level even these words, recorded and transmitted electronically, affect the future and slightly alter the past. However, taken collectively, these myriad changes focus upon a stable state of mind that I like to call the permanent jumps.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I think my bedrock is consistency. I try not to over or under react.