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10/15/2014 08:22 am ET Updated Oct 16, 2014

11 Calming Reminders That Change Is A Good Thing

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As human beings, we're wired to stick with what's comfortable -- and change can bring about a lot of stress because we feel as though it interrupts our everyday lives. But what if that really isn't true at all?

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, "The only thing that is constant is change." Perhaps his theory was right -- and if we reframe how we view big transitions, they won't be so overwhelming.

If you're going through a major change, scroll through the guide below. Let it serve as a little reminder that transition can be beautiful (and necessary). Leave that comfort zone behind.

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"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

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"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." --Albert Einstein

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"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." --Lao Tzu

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"Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge." --Eckhart Tolle

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"True life is lived when tiny changes occur." --Leo Tolstoy

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"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." --Socrates

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"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself." --Abraham Maslow

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"Change your thoughts and you change your world." --Norman Vincent Peale

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"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful." --Alan Cohen

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"You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction." --Jim Rohn

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This GPS Guide is part of a series of posts designed to bring you back to balance when you're feeling off course.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

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