"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
— Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi
The Gifts of Change
We cannot avoid change-it is an integral part of life. But while we may be able to point to major events as "life changing," sometimes it is the less noticeable, inconspicuous times that can cause a major shift in our perceptions of what life is-and who we are. A chance conversation with a stranger, an unexpected gift, even experiences that don't turn out quite the way we wanted can all provide food for thought which leads to new realizations.
This condition of change is really the definition of being alive: without change there can be no growth. The key is not to spend energy avoiding change but to embrace it willingly, using each experience to develop new strengths and abilities to prepare for the next series of transformations. It's not about blind acceptance but rather about actively searching for the positive aspects in all our life experiences.
The Gifts of Change poses the following questions:
Do you keep the promises you make to yourself?
Do you have memories that nourish you and feed your soul?
Do you really know yourself—what you’re capable of doing, all the people you are capable of being?
Through personal stories, The Gifts of Change encourages readers to take a closer look at how they deal with the inevitability of change and ways in which they can use change to gain a new perspective, re-evaluate their goals and reconsider their options.
The Gifts of Change will provoke thought, encourage reflection and create an enhanced awareness in its readers. And along the way, strengthen their sense of self and help them focus on what truly matters.
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