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Charles Darwin Free Inspirational Quotes

by Steve M Nash
(Darwin, Australia)

Weekly Wonder Online: 13

Charles Darwin wonders...

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."

Listen to my thoughts about Charle Darwin's inspirational quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about where I went on holiday, this year - Darwin, Australia believe it or not!

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What I Wonder...

(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... :-)

Thanks for reading,

PS And here are two more free Charles Darwin inspirational quotes

"Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal."

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."

PPS Now please comment, please have your say - thanks.

Comments for Charles Darwin Free Inspirational Quotes

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Oct 22, 2010
Let me start the comments off... (again)
by: Steve

I think I'm liking the lying down video approach.

How bout you?


Oct 24, 2010
Lying down
by: Caroline

Hi Steve - yeah, I like the lying down approach too, do lots of photography upside down or almost flat on my face. It changes your/my voice - feels like someone other person is speaking. Anyway I quite like the quote but I'm not wild about change, however inevitable it is.
Keep it coming!

Oct 27, 2010
Love the lying down video...
by: Georgia

And definitely agree that being adaptable is the key to survival.

Apr 02, 2014
Smile and the world smiles with you.
by: doreen

Whatever the quote, you make me smile, love you.

Why thank you Doreen - how sweet of you! :-)

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