I have given alot of thought to the above quote. I have spent alot of time trying to change things in my life. I have come to the opinion that I can offer suggestions, share stories, and be a good listener but I can not change anyone but myself. Then I read the above quote and I stopped to think. Have I really changed that much or have I unfolded into the person I am supposed to be? For me that is a much gentler way to think about life. I am observing spring unfolding each day before me. The plants are pushing through the ground, the buds are opening on the trees and I am starting to hear the birds chirping again in the morning. The seasons are changing but the world around me is unfolding.
From the time I was very little I really enjoyed three things. I liked to read, write and draw. I have experienced many many things in my life but I still like to read, write, and draw. As my life has unfolded and I have grown and experienced changes, without realizing it I have used these opportunities to become better at the things I really love to do.
I like to think of my life as unfolding. What opportunities for growth and change will I be able to take advantage of to become the person I want to be? The idea of change can be intimidating but unfolding into a better writer, unfolding into a more accomplished artist sounds exciting. How would you like to unfold?