Are You Ever The Same Person?

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus

It’s true, you never step in the same river twice because it moves on and you move on.

The same is true of life. People often want those around them to stay the same, to not venture out into challenges in life. But every time you meet a person, you are different and they are different; you have both moved forward … moved on.

The same is true of many of the situations that occur in people’s lives, they don’t want a LOT of change or to be uncomfortable, they want that sameness. The proverb “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t” is very real and true for them. They prefer staying in that familiarity, even when they are miserable, rather than stepping out and taking risks.

Is that you?

Would you rather play it safe and small? Would you rather have that “not too much change” in your life? And not too much fun, not too much activity, not too much ….. ?

Or would you rather move out and move on?

So, when you meet someone, realize that you and that person are both different people than the last time you got together, you have had new experiences, made new changes and new choices, you have moved on just as the river does.

Be grateful to yourself for moving on! It’s a gift to you from you and from the universe!

Just keep moving forward!

You are not stuck forever with the choices you have made; you can continually make new and different choices.

You can just keep making choices and changes and allowing your past to slip into the past and your future to be a creation of the life you would love to be living!

Everything is malleable and changeable. How much of your life would you like to have malleable and changeable? How much of your life would you like to enjoy?

Are you willing to embrace change? Are you willing to stop creating your life from your past and to step into the future you would like to create?

Take a life lesson from the Disney film: Meet the Robinsons, “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

So, “keep moving forward” and keep changing!



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