The Natural State of Change

It is in our nature to resist change; we wish for permanence and yet change is inevitable. In this poem by Khalil Gibran, he reminds us to challenge the fears that surround change:

Before entering the sea, a river trembles with fear. She looks back at the path she has traveled,

And in front of her, she sees an ocean so vast, that to enter, there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way. The river can not go back, nobody can go back. 

The river needs to take the risk of entering the ocean because only then will fear disappear,

because that’s where the river will know, it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,

but of becoming the ocean.

– Khalil Gibran

Let us surrender to the things we cannot change; for the natural state of change is to evolve. It is through our act of surrendering that we grow strength, faith, and courage.

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