Change is inevitable. Based on the Merriam Webster definition of change, maybe we can think of changes as being just transitions? Perhaps we are all just in transition…and that is what life is all about…periods of transitions. And maybe thinking of it this way can help make change less daunting and intimidating.
Just when we get comfortable and think that we’ve got it figured out, something unforeseen presents itself in our path. We have the choice of either going with it and accepting it or we can choose to resist it, and not face it, even though it will inevitably happen anyway.
And perhaps that is what it means to move through life with grace. To accept changes and transitions as they occur and to take action despite how scary it might feel. I know many people who are currently going through transitions: retirement, job change, starting a family, beginning a new venture…all are changes that can provide opportunity for something better. We all just need to sit tight, do what we need to do to move forward and be patient not only with our own transformation but also to see what this period of time has to reveal to us.
We all have our own unique experiences but it is comforting to know that no matter how different we are, we are all thinking and feeling very similar thoughts and emotions.