Have you ever thought about the strange paradox of how change is inevitable and yet in some areas it seems really hard to change? Change is happening all around us all the time. If you want the philosophy behind Aritstotle's viewpoint you can go check out Physics and Metaphysics (where in Physics he describes the study of nature as the study of change and all things subject to change). Each day makes us one day older, new experiences come and go, and life keeps happening. We couldn't avoid it even if we try. At the same time, if you're like me (do you really love Spaceballs too?!?) you have some things about your head/life/big fat gut that you want to change. Often they might be things about yourself, or your behavior, or your circumstances. Now without going into the whole issue of should you change, the difficulty of enacting these changes can be at times, overwhelming. I know what I want to change, sometimes I even try to do something about it, but then I fail, the change doesn't happen, I never make it all the way, or the change fails to stick and I revert back to the old habits. How can things be changing all the time, just not in the ways I want it to?
"Change is inevitable, except from vending machines."
So I'm sensing I'm leaning towards some contentment/acceptance/optimism outlook and I think my tendency would be to "complexify" it. So instead? I am just going to simplify. I'm going to try again. And I'm going to embrace the value of where I am, the trials I have been brought through, and even the value of failing. I feel that I am called to do that. Besides, if it wasn't hard to accomplish the change, it wouldn't be quite so rewarding when the goal is achieved. And I believe I will accomplish it...so I will try again. Prepare to fast forward!