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Choice and Change: Living in interesting times

by Hélène Montpetit

Are you familiar with the curse “May you live in interesting times?” It’s been on my mind lately as I wonder what, if anything, we are supposed to do about the economic hardships, armed conflicts, acts of terror, and all manner of other things competing to ensure historians will want to pore over and analyse the turn of the 21st century.

Since I do have–(as a Twitter friend recently put it)–a lovely glass-three-quarters-full worldview, I of course wonder whether blessings can’t be found under the curses of our very own interesting times. Continue reading “Choice and Change: Living in interesting times”

Choice and Change: The Courage to Become

Have you ever had a strong sense that you were due for a change but found yourself resisting? Life suddenly felt wrong. You didn’t know what you wanted, only that you no longer wanted what you had. Maybe making a change meant the most frightening thing of all: letting go of a role that defined you. Under such circumstances, most of us hang on until the change is made for us. There is no shame in this. Listening to the still, small voice is heroic work. Continue reading “Choice and Change: The Courage to Become”

Choice And Change : How to choose, what to choose and whether to choose at all -Part Two – Three approaches to choice and change

Recently, I began to wonder what motivates people to move out of their comfort zones and make changes in their lives. As is often the case when we are preoccupied with something, I began hearing discussions on choice and change, noticing quotes, and generally getting a whole lot of information to help me sort the issues out for myself. Continue reading “Choice And Change : How to choose, what to choose and whether to choose at all -Part Two – Three approaches to choice and change”

Choice And Change : How to choose, what to choose and whether to choose at all – Part One – Wisdom, according to memes

“…there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!”
Oscar Wilde Continue reading “Choice And Change : How to choose, what to choose and whether to choose at all – Part One – Wisdom, according to memes”

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