Change is Personal

We tend to think that we can change people and situations. The only person we can change is us. The only situations we can change are those that affects us. Life is a full time learning institution. The lessons we learn through the situations we face can change our perception about ourselves and other people. […]

Change is a Craft

Change like a craft needs time, skill and devotion.  You can’t expect people to live up to your expectations.  If you want something done, do it yourself.  Be the change you envision instead of expecting others to initiate change on your behalf.   If someone is selfish, and inhumane there is nothing you can do […]

Are we the Body we Occupy

  Our work here is one of inclusiveness.  We can’t change our lives for good and the good of this Earth if we practice individualism.  Greed and appropriation is beneficial to one and excludes everyone else.  Death is a great teacher.  When we die we are rendered to dust: money, influence and all the other […]

A State of Helplessness

  Feeling powerless is very demoralizing.   It’s knowing what the fix is but realizing you are stymied and therefore unable to change the situation.   The human psyche is vulnerable.  We all feel pain, and joy.  Demoralizing others does not increase our influence and power, it diminishes it.  We are Gods unto ourselves and no […]

Changing the Tide

  Change does not live in a void.  Change cannot come from the lower echelons of society, who act as though they have the power of judge, jury and executioner.  Change lies in the hands of our lawmakers who can change the direction of the tide and dismantle the persuasive injustice that is directed towards […]

Standing in Gratitude

    It is hard to stand in gratitude when your heart is thumping with pain.  It is in these  times that we have to decompress, breathe and apply self care before we self destruct.   We cannot create change in those who have no desire to change their ways.   Justice is never blind, […]

Reflect

We have to sit back and reflect on the choices we make, past and present.  Taking stock is an opportunity to see what worked and what were total spoilers.  If we don’t carry out an autopsy of why we do what we do there can’t be a catalyst for change.  To grow is to evolve […]

Metamorphosis

Change is inevitable, regardless of our efforts at delaying the advent of age, it comes.  There is no stopping change,  it is the process of growth.   We have to embrace change, for without change our lives would be dormant.  We aren’t the same person we were at birth, transformation took place, whether by our […]

Fear

We all suffer from our own fears, whether it is sickness, death, money, relationships or job security.  Regardless of what we are confronting now we know from past experiences that change is fluid, nothing remains constant.   Be in the flow and ride the waves to a new beginning. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Beautiful

How do we define beauty?  We attest beauty to youth, and like the seasons, it changes.  Beauty, like flowers, eventually fades.  We don’t wear beauty we exude it. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020