Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Gate of Change
"No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal." ~Marilyn Ferguson
I agree completely with the above quote...change is always internal, and until that desire within presents itself, no outside source will have any impact on an individual. And whether a person is embracing or resisting this internal power for change, it has the strength of a lion! It can go either way. Learning this truth about life has actually given me peace, because I no longer expend energy trying to steer anyone I love in a certain direction. They have their own internal lion and it's their decision on when, or how, or whether it will roar (and from which side of the gate). It's a very freeing revelation about the human condition.
For Photo Art Friday this week, Bonnie asked us to use the prompt "entrance or exit". My gate photo taken in Occoquan, VA inspired both my image and my words! It was fun to make it look colorful and dramatic in PSE. I used Bonnie's "Blue Depths" texture at Color Burn/63%. I also used the "cutout" art effect at Normal/100%.