Appreciating the SHIFT
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. – Unknown
Everything in life involves movement, shifting, evolving, changing from one form to another. Each year, the seasons remind us that change is inevitable. As the earth spins on its axis, it’s also a reminder that we are constantly moving toward something, yet moving away from something, simultaneously. Everything that is associated with life is about growing, and changing. Whether it’s the passing of loved ones, babies being born, changes in relationships, a sudden illness, losing or getting a job … change or shift will come.
Many years ago, I would often stumble upon articles and books which would focus on shifting by discussing the impact on a person’s life. At the time, there was some major shifting going on in my own life, but I could not fully embrace and appreciate what was really happening.
As time progressed, I began to understand that shifting is a pivotal time in our existence. It’s a time when some of us are forced to figure out how to creatively deal with our newfound situation. Sometimes we’re ready for the change, but most often, we’re not.
Whether the shifting presents itself like a little lamb, a roaring lion or a pack of hyenas, we have an opportunity to embrace the situation, learn and grow from what has come upon us … or resist. It is our choice. But whatever we choose to do, it will not negate the reality of the shift. It is best for us to become strengthened, rather than weakened by it and ultimately become a beacon of light, and when necessary, lead others to a place of peace by sharing the wisdom we’ve gained from the experience.
Always move forward,