While hiking in the Coconino forest in Arizona, I ran into this stump displaying reminders of transition;
From something alive to now dead
From something that had a purpose to something that has lost its purpose.
From something that was once in one piece to something that now is broken.
From something that had perfect form to something where the form is now bent.
From something that was once clean, and shiny to something now dirty, and dingy.
We will never experience a time in our life when we are not in transition. You would think we would be totally ok with it because we are experiencing change in every moment of everyday, and in every sense of the word.
Yet transition is the one thing most of us try to avoid because there is nothing familiar about it.
We are creatures of habit, and if it means stepping outside our comfort zone most of us will seize the idea; I am not good enough, smart enough or talented enough… to ask someone out on a date, travel to another country, take an art class, learn another language or to remove any other obstacle to living our passion.
To live our passion we must be willing to experience a transition. A transition from living to exist to existing to live. It means giving up the familiar and moving into the unfamiliar. It means being open to possibilities instead of paralyzed by fear of the unknown.
Let change be the catalyst to living your passion not the fear that kept you from it.
It doesn’t matter if you are a coach, presenter, parent, sales rep, CEO, manager, nurse, writer, instructor, etc. How many times have you questioned your ability to guide, lead or assist, and didn’t feel you were in the right frame of mind to do so? You are not perfect, but an important key to the gift you choose to share, even if you don’t feel like you are in the right frame of mind, is your willingness to follow where you ask others to go. Learn to lean, step into someone else’s shoes, ask for help, be guided, disconnect from what doesn’t support you, become the observer, try something new, and step outside your comfort zone. The fear of not being perfect gives rise to courage. The courage to follow when you have been called to lead.
This last year I chose to focus on having a healthy relationship with God, myself, my children, my family, food, and money.
I began by asking myself if am I acting out of obligation, duty, guilt and or fear and if so, I practiced responding differently.
Two days ago my friend wanted me to agree with her perspective. I perceived her situation as unhealthy. Instead of me agreeing with her out of guilt for fear she would be mad at me, I let her have her feelings and let her know even though I disagreed with her situation, I still valued our friendship.
Last night I specifically dedicated my meditation towards the intention of having healthy relationships.
In my dream, I dreamt I ran over my glasses. I interpreted this to mean I destroyed the crutch of my outdated perception.
That morning I received a text from my friend that was honest and sincere, owning her intention for me to agree with her and requesting her need for space. It was so refreshing.
As I continue to open up to living a more healthy and balanced life, it is being reflected in my relationships.
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