Thoughts on Change  

Lilithpriestess 42F
401 posts
9/28/2005 8:47 pm

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Thoughts on Change

"When you are through changing, you are through."

Bruce Barton

"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."

"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."


"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."

Anatole France

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."

C. S. Lewis

"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living."

Gail Sheehy

"Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer."

Shunryu Suzuki

"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."

Arnold Bennett

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

James A. Baldwin

Blessed Be & Flutter Free!

rm_mtnravyn 61M
890 posts
9/29/2005 7:48 am

As we walk along the trail of life we carry a bowl and each experience we have is like a a stone we pick up and put into the bowl. To change all we have to do is turn the bowl upside down and then show our light there. Alex Pua Hawaiian Elder

Two Minute Management Course

Lesson One
An eagle was sitting on a tree - resting...doing nothing.
A small rabit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also
sit like you and do nothing"?
The eagle answered, "Sure, why not"?
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of the sudden,
a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Management Lesson...To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting
very, very high up.

Lesson Two...
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get
to the top of that tree; but, I haven't got the energy", sighed the
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?", replied the
bull..."they're packed with nutrients".
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some
more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally, on the fifth day, he found
himself proudly perched at the top.
There, he was promptly spotted by a farmer who shot him out of the tree.

Management Lesson...Bull shit might get you to the top; but, it won't keep
you there.

Lesson Three...

A little bird was flying South for the winter. It was so cold, the bird's wings froze and he fell to the ground in a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was actually thawing him out! The bird lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing
cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound,
the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung and promptly dug
him out and ate him.
Management Lessons...
1.) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
2.) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
3.) And, when you're in deep shit - it's best to keep your
mouth shut!!!

This concludes your two-minute management course!!!

mnfun952 103M

10/11/2005 3:38 pm

Change is good... and that's all the management training one could ever need....


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