Change, the Only Constant

“The only thing constant in life is change.” Francois la Rochefoucauld

The Eleventh Stack blog’s last group post of 2013, was about a quote that spoke to you or was meaningful in any way; for me, it was this one.

It sounds so simple yet encompasses a great deal. When I first read it, I felt like a weight had lifted from my shoulders.


Purple coneflower bud (author’s photo)

In the last three and a half years, I’ve had a lot of change in my life. I moved from my home state, settled in a new home, and started a new job. I had to find grocery stores, a hair stylist, and where to have my shoes fixed. Too many changes for someone like me who prefers the calm and soothing waters of routine.

All my life, I have resisted change. As a child, I suffered from anxiety over it and I think it’s long past time I accept what is and go with the flow instead of fighting against the current. It is something I struggle with every day. Change will happen no matter what.

The library has some wonderful resources–search Change Psychology in the subject field of the online catalog–that explore this topic. Here are two that I found to be helpful. Perhaps they can help you or someone you know.


Change Happens: When to Try Harder and When to Stop Trying So  Hard

by Avrum Geurin Weiss


It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change

by Joan Borysenko



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2 responses to “Change, the Only Constant

  1. ~xtian

    Spiky bastard!

    And yes – change is the only constant

  2. Connie Doherty

    SO true. It’s a mixed blessing…

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