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Everything is evolving. This includes us. You and I, and everyone else will be different at bedtime from how we were on waking this morning.

Change is inevitable, even if routine and sameness disguise this to some extent. Doing repetitive tasks the same way over and over means we don’t have to relearn them each time. The downside is that we tend to drift towards mindlessness. Doing things by rote prevents us from examining how we go about them and tends towards drudgery.

Paying attention to how we go about things brings benefits. Being mindful promotes curiosity and interest, and distracts us from dodgy pastimes like anxiety and frustration. Occasionally experiment brings improvement. At the very least it provides interest that can lift our spirits, and possibly we’ll learn something new or grow a bit because we find we can abandon something old and outdated.

In the sense that I’m using it here, evolving means growth. Revolving on the other hand means going round in circles.

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The ‘Search for Meaning’ Soap Opera

“Nothing is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so”, wrote Shakespeare.

Interpreting things and finding meaning for them is so automatic we don’t generally question it. Our minds provide an endless parade of interpretations and meanings in the personal soap opera we call thinking.

There is another way, but you may not like it.

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Change Happens Anyway

The process of acceptance, when we come to terms with and adapt to change, is called transition. Transition takes time. It too might be gradual or quick, but it is always takes longer than we’d wish.

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