For most of us, we are creatures of habit and we see change as threatening and frightening. It can rock our foundation and feel as if we are losing control, begging the question; did we ever really have control? Change creates discomfort but how can we grow without change?
Change forces us to take a deeper look at ourselves, our decisions, and our world. It can be a spotlight illuminating areas that are no longer working or serving us or our global community well. At the time, it may feel powerfully overwhelming, as if we’ve lost something we have valued so deeply. It can be a situation that is thrust upon us and we must change our perspectives, our values, our friends or our home. The discomfort in the change holds so many messages for us if we choose to look at it deeply and with conscious awareness. Think about an event, an insight, an experience, a conversation that forever changed how you are or how you operate in the world. What did you learn about yourself? Did you recognize how resilient you are? Were you able to see another perspective? Did you become aware of how you were caught in a routine and the actual change you went through created new space in your life for new experiences, people and opportunities to show up? Change actually has a positive effect on us personally and professionally. It helps us become more flexible and open-minded to new possibilities. It also helps us become better communicators and creative problem-solvers. We begin to find strength in new beginnings. And new opportunities begin to manifest in our lives as a result.
When I look back, I realize that all the good things in my life are the results of changes that occurred in the past. Even the bad times, where I fought against the changes, I learned valued lessons I wouldn’t trade the world for. I bet that if you reflect on your life, you could find the same.
What one area of your life would a change serve you well? Can you get past your fear and trepidation, tune into your inner guidance, and examine what change is needed for your growth? What ways can you be the powerful change you wish to see in the world?
Wishing you well on your journey.
Peace, love and pear!
P.S. Share this with someone in your tribe that could use a little encouragement and strength as we move through a lot of global changes.