Surviving Change You Did Not Choose

A few of my favorite reminders about surviving change. I hope they resonate with you.

From Hobbit, Frodo Baggins

“I will take the ring though I do not know the way.”

When Frodo is given a ring that he must take it to a far away place, he understands that though he may not know where the road will take him, he knows it is an important road to travel.


Surviving change with Trust.

 From Native American Healer,  Black Elk (1863-1950)

“You have made me cross the good road and road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy.” 

This place is holy because it offers the opportunity for personal growth and insights. 


Surviving Change through Transformation.

From young Kansas girl, Dorothy

A tornado blows Dorothy’s house up into the sky, and she lands in the land of Oz.  Talk about a change! Dorothy finds wisdom (scarecrow), compassion (tin man), and courage (lion), and learns that she has more power than she realizes (ruby slippers) and that not even a wicked witch can take that from her. 


Surviving Change with wisdom, compassion, and courage, remembering that you alway have the power to find your way home, to your heart.

4- from a random t-shirt

“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else.  It’s the ache in your lungs & the burning in your legs & the voice inside you that says can’t. But you don’t listen. You push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper can. And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the person you really are.”

It is tremendously hard work for individuals on a crew team to make their narrow boats fly through the water, and this t-shirt is a reminder to push past limits that you believed were true.


Surviving change by recognizing your inner strength. 

Wisdom, compassion and courage. Personal power and inner strength. Trust and transformation. Gifts you can always access and reminders that you already have what you need to survive change.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Our Community Speaks