Open yourself to change.
Imagine if we’d spend our lives living only in our comfort zones. If this were the reality, there would be no room for growth. What an incredibly dull life that would be.
Our lives open up in ways that are unexpected, and often out of our control. Life will open and close doors that leave us with little room for commentary or opinion. Change is often inconvenient and has the power to leave our lives utterly and infinitely transformed. But it also holds the promise to open us to new levels of vulnerability, strength and even gratitude. Like the natural world, change is the constant that is unavoidable.
Therefore, we must have the courage everyday to face the changes that are presented to us, knowing that they can and will awaken us to our potential. However, we do not need to change ourselves completely in the wake of new circumstances. Instead, we can build on our past experiences and what we already know to be truth.
Allow your journey through life and its changes to carry you to new levels of understanding, compassion, and peace. May this awakening open you to possibilities and allow you to fully embrace the beauty of change. Let this new awareness help you to find comfort in the unknown.
Recall your surroundings. At the writing of this piece, it’s becoming fall – note the change of color in the leaves, the drop of temperature in the air, and the turning over of waves in the ocean. If we were to resist this type of change in the natural world, we would be resisting the inevitable process. Ultimately, we would be denying the emergence of new life to appear. Similarly, we must experience personal change. May we open ourselves to growth, accept and embrace the unknown to uncover what is growing within us. Open to meet the potential that lies within.
Breathe in the small moments that make up the sweetness of life. Learn to appreciate the magnificence and impermanence of it all.
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