“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” Rick Warren
The universe is transformation: life is opinion. Marcus Aurelius
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. Joseph Campbell
Transformation is Inevitable: Several weeks ago, I created a photo post on Glow and it was such fun to do. When I saw this week’s challenge on Transformation, it occurred to me to take another look at the hanging basket of yellow garden chrysanthemums on my terrace. The cold weather has set in and, as is the case in nature and life, transformations have taken place. Some dictionary definitions of transformation express it as a dramatic change but, I’m more inclined to go with Merriam-Webster’s definition; it is a change in appearance that could be subtle, gradual or dramatic. The collage above shows both stages of change for the mums. The early fall blooms are rich with green leaves. The late fall is another story. The leaves have died and the buds are slowly turning the color of straw. Eventually, they will brown and fall. Transformation can be grand or small. All augurs change…
“Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
People need to realize how powerful the transformation of soil can be. Ron Finley
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres. Alexander Pope
Trust The Process: One of the gifts that come with transformative events in nature and in life is learning to trust the process and let go. Instead of clutching on to the past for dear life and becoming stagnant, transformation gives all forms of life a chance at renewal, rebirth and reincarnation… yes, that is true.
“Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
As the world undergoes a major transformation, it’s the time of significant opportunity and also threat. Viktor Orban
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Transformation is a Radical Process: Every thing in nature and life is ephemeral. We need the constant shift and transformations that keep the seasons changing and us aging as it shows the natural and necessary progression of life. No condition is permanent. Transformation is our collective lot.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: – TRANSFORMATION – This week, share a photo that embodies transformation. There are myriad ways to capture Transformation. How will you interpret this theme? As always, I’m eager to see through your lens.
Positive Motivation Tip: Transformation can be grand or small. All augurs change…
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.