Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Be determined as a dandelion


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Journal entry Feb 3, 2015 Watercolor, acrylic, pen

Changing the world is a big job. Changing yourself even bigger. Especially when the change within is not cosmetic, but entails focusing on fundamental core issues like letting go of past hurts and pains, being present, courageous, or finding value in all things.

Change is possible. In fact, change is here to stay. Accept that and it becomes easier to recognize, nothing stays the same, even us. We are creatures of change. From the moment we are conceived, we are constantly changing, growing, evolving.

Yet, even though change is inevitable, we resist and in our resistance, lose the grace that a dandelion possesses naturally.

For change to be graceful, act like a dandelion. Be determined, committed, stalwart. Be rooted deeply into the earth beneath your feet and be willing to let yourself fly to pieces. Surrender your resistance to letting go of who you are and allow the winds of change to blow you in every direction while holding true to the essence of your nature to continually grow and evolve into who you truly are.

A dandelion has to fight for its life. We humans are constantly trying to kill it off because we’ve deemed it a weed, and weeds are not welcome in our gardens. The dandelion doesn’t care what we think. It grows up through the cracks, along sidewalk edges and in the very heart of the garden.

A dandelion believes in itself and its right to be exactly who it is.

For today, be the dandelion.

Let yourself flow freely with the world around you while never losing your sense of self firmly planted in the grounds of your belief that who you are is not a weed. Who you are is a beautiful, inspiring, enchanting vision of ethereal grace continually changing into a bright vibrant flower of life over-flowing the boundaries of your limiting belief, you cannot change.

You can. You are. You do. Continually.

Let go of resistance and make your change a graceful choice to be present in the moment of what is, free to become all that you ever dreamed of possible in your life.


Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

32 thoughts on “Be determined as a dandelion

  1. Love this, so well said. I must share with my friends.

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  2. The dandilion doesn’t care what we think! Priceless!

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  3. From early childhood, I have always thought dandelions are beautiful. Love this post Louise and your use of a dandelion as a metaphor for us to stand fast in who we are while being open to possibilities around us. ❤
    Diana xo

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  4. As an avid gardener I have been one of the people wanting to rid the world of dandelions. Thank you for helping me put on another set of glasses and find value in all things. I really loved reading this!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this. It applies to a lot of people going thru changes in their lives!

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    • I write from what is true for me Donna — and change is something I resist, yet know deep within, resistance is futile. There’s another saying that comes to mind — what I resist persists. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.


  6. I will be a dandelion! I’ll look at them differently now, too. Thanks Louise 🙂

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  7. When you finally release the resistance, that is when you bloom. Hard lesson learned. Thank you for the post.

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  8. Love this rooting down and letting yourself go metaphor Louise!
    The Dandelion Spirit indeed 🙂

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  9. Oh my this was bloody marvelous…………………just saying

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  10. I am on the brink of trying to reconcile with my sister-in-law and this helps.

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  11. Love that analogy. You could start a movement: Be the Dandelion!

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  12. Inspirational xxx


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