Sunday, 5 September 2010
Is It Time For a Change?
A pleasant surprise! That does not detract from the fact that the rest of the walk held no surprises for me, an easy walk. It might have been more enjoyable to share an adventure of a new route with my daughter. She loves the unexpected, the hint of the unknown and maybe even a bit of danger.
It is a bit like life, is it not? We feel comfortable with the known, the expected, the every day. It can be comforting, the daily routine.
It is easy to get into the position that we just do the same things as before. Some times we have to be forced into change.
It is like the prisoner who said to me one day. “I am going to change my ways. No more of this breaking the law.” “Good,” I said, “have you seen the light?” “No,” he said, “I have felt the heat.”
There are two reasons why people change, they either feel the heat or see the light. Feeling the heat forces us to change. Seeing the light inspires us to change
It is in the unexpected that we discover the person we have yet to meet. That inner person we all have waiting to be released.
From 1900 to 1967, the Swiss were the leading watchmakers in the world. In 1967, when digital technology was patented, the Swiss rejected it in favour of the traditional ball bearings, gears, and mainsprings they had been using to make watches for decades. Unfortunately, however, the world was ready for this advance, and Seiko, a Japanese company, picked up the digital patent and became the leading watch manufacturer in the world almost overnight.
Fifty thousand of the 67,000 Swiss watchmakers went out of business because they refused to embrace this new technology. It was not until years later that the Swiss caught up and regained their position in the marketplace with the creation of Swatch watches
I am about to head out for a run. I think I might go and try a new route. You never know it might be better than the usual ones.
Never be afraid of change, it is after all just the next episode in your life.
This is the way of the Tao.
Have a good day. Oh and I am sorry if you have heard some of my stories before, I am aware that some of them are a bit like me, greying at the edges. But one a day it is almost impossible to be new all the time.
This blog is linked to my other. Apocalypse