Have you ever been stuck in a state of inertia?
The dictionary defines inertia as “a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.” It’s easy sometimes to be set in our ways, to balk at change, to stop moving forward (maybe even give up?) To do nothing.
Blue heron @ Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
During a recent visit to Chincoteague Island my brother & I encountered a number of majestic blue herons. Fascinating how blue herons (& egrets) can stand perfectly still for long stretches of time.
This blue heron finally moved out into the water…
Albert Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” When we’re stuck in a state of inertia sometimes the hardest thing we can do is take that first step, but as we break the constraints of inertia the next step might not be (quite) so hard.
Blue heron reflecting next step…
That’s the key to overcoming inertia: taking small steps until soon we find we’re making bigger steps infused with forward momentum.
This blue heron is stepping forward at a good clip…
Sure, there might be setbacks, challenges (a few mountains & turbulent seas to cross) but if we keep on going, moving and trying…
We might find ourselves like this blue heron flying from the shade into the sunlight.
grace, peace & inertia-busters
Virginia : )
“Inertia is the death of creativity.” Austin Kleon
Thank you, Carol-Jo. We had such an amazing time in Chincoteague seeing these blue herons. They are so beautiful! Hugs! 🙂
Sometimes it’s hard to keep going when we get stuck, but that’s when doing the next thing (however small) can keep us moving. Blessings! 🙂
Well said, GL … reminds me of a quote I cross-stitched and had framed for Dad that said, “We weren’t promised an easy life, but the Help to live it!”
Amen (& Amen!) Papa knew all about facing mind-boggling challenges with God’s help!! Hugs & more hugs, Cin! 🙂
Yes, there are moments when I don’t feel like doing anything and I listen to music 🙂 beautiful photos.
I also like certain music to chill, but other grooves motivate me to get moving! It was a delight observing the blue herons on our visit – such captivating birds! Blessings to you! 🙂
V!! Superb and successful weaving of observation of nature with a message of inspiration. Sequence of eye-catching photos very effective.
Thank you, Tim. These blue herons were fascinating to observe — we didn’t see many the first few days, but they came out of hiding much to our delight! Blessings! 🙂
Amen — reminds me of the movie, “What About Bob” – baby steps!! Blessings!! 🙂
Really love this
Thank you – sometimes it’s easy to get stuck with inertia blues! 🕊😎🕊