Quotes About Growth and Rebirth

In our post about Ukrainian Easter eggs, we talked about how, through the ages and across cultures, the egg has served as a popular springtime symbol, representing fertility, growth and rebirth. With powerful visual reminders in the form of budding trees and bright flowers, it’s logical that many of us find ourselves focused on personal growth and renewal (in addition to spring cleaning!) during this time as well. Here’s what a few others have had to say on the subject…

Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes

of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.

Author Unknown

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If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.

John Maxwell

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You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Irish saying

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Life is Change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Anonymous

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All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act

without benefit of experience.

Henry Miller

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Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It’s growth—mental, financial, you name it.

Harold S. Geneen

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Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.

Anne Wilson Schaef

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The most important thing to remember is this:

To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.

W. E. B. Du Bois

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If you would have a lovely garden,

you should live a lovely life

Shaker saying

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Why stay we on the earth except to grow?

Robert Browning

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Don’t go through life, grow through life

Eric Butterworth

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If the grass on the other side of the fence appears greener…

it must be all the fertilizer they are using.

Keven Rodowicz

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Whether you tend a garden or not,

you are the gardener of your own being, the seed of your destiny

The Findhorn Community

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Between stimulus and response there is a space.

In that space is our power to choose our response.

In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Viktor E. Frankl

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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating;

the mind is like a car battery—it  recharges by running.

Bill Watterson

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Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth.

Lenny Krazitz

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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.

Henri-Frederic Amiel

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  1. stevie mack says:

    Kitty, I especially like the quotes this month. Spring is here and with it so much opportunity. Thanks for sharing the interesting information about eggs, powerful symbols of birth, growth, and change. From an artistic and cultural perspective, the pysanky is amazing!

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