Starting Where You Are

Spring is a time of change. Winter’s dreary dormancy gives way to daffodils delightfully swaying in bloom. Walking down a country road I realize that I can’t walk the same path twice. The smells, sights, sounds, all change at any given moment. The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus, said “You can never step into the same river; for new waters are always flowing on to you.” I remember a similar saying as an Alice Walker quote, “You can’t step in the same river twice.”

I’ve been stuck in a current situation of change and keep on trying to solve it by going back to old solutions. I haven’t been moving off square one. Then I realized on my walk that I need to invent a new set of solutions to the same challenge. I’m now inspired to think outside the box and create choices for myself that are fresh and untried.

Creativity and wellness message for today: Let the new waters that are flowing over you, steer you in the right direction.