(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
Well I just had to discuss an inspirational quote by Charles Darwin whilst located in the Australian city of his name. And, as you'll see in the video, I really do think Darwin's inspirational quote is as apt for me to consider as it is for anyone.
Everybody knows - either instinctively or otherwise - that change in life is inevitable. Why every day, in small inperceptible ways, we all change, we all grow 1 day older.
And I'm also going to bet that most everybody resists that change, sometimes actively and sometimes passively - but resist it they do.
Yet here we have famous (and some might argue contraversial) scientist Charles Darwin arguing that it's our very attitude to change, responsive adaptable change, that is at the heart of our survival as a species and, I would continue, as an individual.
So I'm liking this inspirational quotation by Charles Darwin because it urges us all, individually and collectively, to adapt to change...
However, as I reflect in the video, I need to do much better to adapt to life as it is now for me. In all important parts of my life - work-life, love-life, social-life - I can tell that I am resisting change.
And, as I read in my Twitter feed recently, suffering comes from resistance!
Only in my spiritual life am I actively changing, growing and challenging myself as much as I'd like.
How about you?
Where do you think you, yourself, are failing to adapt to life's changes as 'growthfully' and wisely as you might?
How do you suffer?
What ways of being are you holding onto for dear, dear life, when - in truth! - it is dear, dear life that is asking you to let go: let go of the old ways, and become something new; adapt, change, grow!
Of course I may be interpreting Charles Darwin's words of wisdom all wrong.
So, as ever, I'd love to hear your wisdom regarding Darwin's words too... :-)