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Still More to Learn and Apply

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”― Albert Einstein

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”― Maya Angelou

May we never be done learning. Ever.
Learning new things, not the same lesson over and over.
Unlearning old things.
Seeing the same in a different way.
Changing, unfolding, opening.
Curious, attentive, enthusiastic.
Make a life.
It’s all happening right now in the midst of this day.
Not in the past.
Not “someday when” circumstances change.
Change is our work.
The outcome is growth.
Learn and love well today.
The dance of transformation.

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”― Alan Wilson Watts

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