I want to credit my son, Paul, with this photo that he took recently in his backyard. The butterfly is a symbol of change, so it seems very appropriate to use this beautiful photo to illustrate the quote by Alan Cohen. My focus in these entries is always ultimately about change. I believe that life is constantly giving us the very opportunities we need to learn and grow. It’s up to us, though, whether we take advantage of what we’re given.

If we live our lives with our hearts and minds wide open, we will receive the lessons we’re offered. If either our hearts or our minds are closed to new possibilities, we stay stagnant and unfulfilled. Think about the pools of water that you’ve seen. Which is the most vibrant and beautiful — the water that is flowing and always changing, or the water that is closed off and motionless? There’s energy and vitality in movement!

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”

Be full of life and powerful! Release what is no longer serving you, and reach out with open hearts and minds to the richness awaiting you!

Until we meet again,


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