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Transitioning into a New Life
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Quotations on Transition
Every thing teaches
transition, transference, metamorphosis:
therein is human power,
in transference, not in creation;
and therein is human
destiny, not in longevity but in removal.
We dive and reappear
in new places.
There is not
any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of
every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon
the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is
often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and
our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth
good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.
And the day came
when the risk it took to remain tight inside
the bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.
"How does one
become a butterfly?" she asked pensively.
"You must want to fly
so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
"You mean to die?"
"Yes and No," he answered.
"What looks like
you will die, but what's really you will still live.
Life is changed, not
In the medical
birth is not the beginning
but just a developmental transition.
There is no death!
What seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the
Whose portal we call
Nothing is terminal,
Ideally a painter
(and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights:
without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly
to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that
he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition.
Alas, the artist who
waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed
like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because
some small detail was not taken care of.
Beauty is the
moment of transition,
as if the form were just
ready to flow into other forms.
The collected Quotes
have been edited together in a healing sequence to take the reader from
loss, through transition, to healing. This sequence
more elloquently conveys the underlying purpose of Transitional
Medicine. The topics chosen—transition, transformation and
surviving—depict the essence of the Transitional
Medicine and represent three of emotions used in surviving
a loss and emerging with a new life. Follow the links below for the specific
Autumn to winter,
winter to spring,
Spring into summer, summer
So rolls the changing
year, and so we change;
Motion so swift, we know
not that we move.