A Self That Goes On Living

A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living. — Virginia Woolf.

As I get older, I find I resist change more and more. Change makes me uncomfortable, yet uncomfortable is exactly what I need. When I meditate on my resistance to change, I think my attraction to permanency and stability is driven by my desire to be live longer. I fear change will expose me to danger. Yet resistance to change does not overcome mortality, just the opposite. If we aren’t open to change, our existence becomes a living death, complacent and stagnate. The more we change the more we live.

Emerson said, “People wish to be settled; only as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.”

So as I begin this week of meditation and prayer, I ask, “Where have I become stagnate and how do I change?

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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