Each of us is going through various changes every single day. The world, our environment and inner and outer beings are in constant flux. When you learn to embrace your changes and allow yourself to dance in with them rather than resisting then the chances are you’ll be more comfortable. You may even begin to look forward to change rather than fear it. If you have empowered yourself, learned some inner skills and demonstrated some facility with shifting through the sands of change on your learning curve, you are less apt to crumble on your next encounter.
Different parts of your life can be at different stages of change at any given time. For instance, perhaps you’re a newlywed, just starting out, but your job or career is in disarray. Or your job might not have changed, but you’re beginning to notice that you are reacting differently to people and situations. Maybe you’re noticing that your feelings about your friends are shifting. You may be changing, but your job and social network isn’t. You may be caring for young children and sudden changes also require that you also care for elderly parents. Perhaps the predictability of your days and your time has suddenly been thrown into overdrive and you just don’t know what’s coming next. Life is an adventure, a mystery and at (many) times complex!
It helps as each day unfolds, to observe and experience how you really feel in different situations. Take a few minutes to reflect on what’s happening in a particular moment. Step outside of your situation and simply observe what is going on. Imagine you are watching a movie. Then, notice and honor yourself and your feelings. However you feel is OK. Go with the flow of your energy. If you need some quiet time, take it. If things are in chaos, go with it but don’t get caught up in the melodrama of it. Observe it, play your part but maintain as much of an attitude of noninvolvement with any drama as possible. Do what you can to trust in a deep inner sense of letting go and allow things to evolve.
Continuous movement, shifting and the creative emergence of the new is the way of our universe and we are a part of that.
Remember: You can take your time, acknowledge where you are in your process, choose to see transition as an adventure, or a mystery to be lived and match your response with the stage of your journey. Above all, stay in touch with the emotions that are part of your future goals …keep your eye on the prize…there is always a beginning, a middle and an end to everything…even change!