Change is beautifully inevitable
Seasons change, people change, weather changes, day changes to night. When we balk at change, it stunts our growth. Many of us can flow with the changes of daylight savings time, etc with ease, but when it comes to deeper changes, more life changing changes, we stomp our feet and dig in our heels, crying ‘no fair!’ to the Universe. But friends, it’s all for naught. The changes that are coming, the changes that arrive, come whether we believe it’s fair or not. It comes as no surprise that change happens in life, for otherwise we would remain stagnant and not have the opportunity to grow, to move out of our relegated zones of comfort and expand our experiences.
“When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change,” is a quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer and happens to be on of my favorites. It’s helped me through many of my life experiences when I wanted to refuse to budge from my own comfort zone even though my life had changed dramatically. The idea that I can look at change from a different view and find the good in the change even when it was hard to see has been a pivotal point in my soul’s growth. I can tell you that it hasn’t been easy to deal with many of the changes in my life, but then I don’t think that upheavals are supposed to be easy. Sometimes they are simply mind shattering and belief scattering ~ which allows us to pick up the broken pieces of our lives and put them back together in a different way. We change (for the better) when we allow change to flow and not dam the flow of life. Certainly, I’ve learned that lesson time and time again as I know you have as well.
Change heralds freedom and allows us to drop the woulda, coulda, shoulda’s that may have had us imprisioned in our own lives. Whether it be changes in health, relationships, jobs or roles, we need to find the peace in our own minds, hearts and souls to embrace the change and go with the flow. That doesn’t mean you are in a canoe without a paddle, it simply means that you now know that you are the paddler of your own canoe. Sure, you can link your canoe up with another’s, but you are still in charge of your own buoyancy.
For we can sink or swim when change happens. We can stop trying and drown in the sorrow or we can tread water until we begin to swim again. It’s a choice. Lessons learned by change can feel daunting, but given time and trust, we can see the gifts that come from change. There are blessings in change. There’s opportunity to shine your heartlight when you’ve survived what you never thought you could. There are connections with others to be made when you share your life experiences.
I know it’s not easy, but it can be done. I am living proof. Everyday in every way, you choose to swim or to give up. Keep swimming dear friends. You can do it. If you need a helping hand, grab your paddle and let’s flow together.
Change is inevitably beautiful.
so very true…change occurs every second of the day and some changes are more profound than others…it is how we respond and adapt to that change that is important in our pursuit to enjoy a happier life…great post
Perfectly written piece that touches on all the dimensions of what we can hate AND love about change. You’re right, it’s coming no matter what we do, so it’s all about perceptions and reactions that lead us toward taking the actions that will better serve our lives. Not easy as you say, but easy isn’t in growth….ow is…hmmmm, maybe change is supposed to hurt a bit? Silly I know (there’s that ow again!), but you know me, gotta keep it real. xoxo
This is so true – swim or give up. I choose swim.
Beautiful post and I agree!
You’re so right on! We certainly can’t “push the river” anyway. lol
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“Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself” – Rumi. Loved your post!
I love this quote by Rumi as well! Thanks for including it! ♥