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Let It Be

Everyone wants to make their mark and be noticed for it, like claiming possession of something, even if only temporarily.

I associate this with the English idiomatic expression that says “A new broom sweeps clean.” This expression is quite old – it was used by Shakespeare.

It’s all very subjective off course – if one asks the people who were there already they’ll tell you that things were clean already. The new person comes in and wants to make clean because they see it from a different perspective.

Sometimes things need to be cleaned up. And sometimes they don’t. The key is to acknowledge this and change only what needs changing, and not change something because it’s expected, or because they don’t understand it.

Someone new can make great changes because they have a new perspective, but experience is also valuable.

There is an extension to this saying, “Yes, a new broom sweeps clean, but the old one knows the corners.”

Sometime’s it’s better to just let it be.


The following was referenced in the writing of this post:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Talk:a_new_broom_sweeps_clean

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/proverbs.html

 

The only constant is change

Human beings have unbelievable capacity for change. Every day is an opportunity to upgrade ourselves to  newer and better versions, much like software, but different.

The first law of thermodynamics states that the total energy of a closed system is constant. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed – it can only be transformed from one state to another. In this way energy is being conserved.

So invoking the first law of thermodynamics  might be a good explanation for sitting on the couch watching TV instead of going to the gym. However, the human being is not a closed system – there are inputs (e.g. food, external influences, experiences), there is processing (e.g. digestion, interpretation, thoughts) and outputs (e.g. actions, behaviour and <fill in other output here>). How we make meaning of our experiences influences our actions.

Back to my first paragraph – human beings have an unbelievable capacity for change, improvement and becoming better versions of ourselves each day. If something is not or does not feel right, it’s an opportunity for improvement. And this capability is fully within our control.

Duality

Duality
Duality

Love – hate

Black – white

Good – bad

Up – down

Tall – short.

Nothing matters…

It all matters!

I’m not looking for perfection – I’m looking for value

I’m looking for gain – I’m looking to gain…

A new perspective

A new knowledge

A different insight

A difference

A sameness

A betterness

Always a betterness

Of what went before

Of what was before.

 

If you’ve made it this far – congratulations! And thank you. I just needed to get this out of my system.

Today I am not the same person I was yesterday. Tomorrow I will be someone different to today.

If you are part of my life, it’s important to keep up!