Change has a bad reputation, doesn’t it? Whenever someone says, ‘things have to change’ many people cringe and almost recoil from the thought because they’ve become so enmeshed in what is right now that they can’t even imagine how change might disrupt their lives. Don’t mistake me, change can be disruptive and scary as hell. I’ve endured many changes in my life that rocked my world. From a breast cancer diagnosis, to divorce, to open heart surgery, to dealing with loved ones dying, to my whole world turning upside down, (just to name a few),I had never been someone who embraced change because I believed that it didn’t always bring good with it.
So, do you wonder why in the world I named the blog JOYFUL CHANGE? Am I crazy? Nope! I just found out that the key to change is to choose the way I look at it. Come over here, sit quietly and repeat with me…
I am on an ever-changing journey. I am on an ever-changing journey. I am on an ever-changing journey. I am on an ever-changing journey. I am on an ever-changing journey. I am on an ever-changing journey. I am on an ever-changing journey. I am on an ever-changing journey.
And so it is an ever changing journey. Nothing stays the same in this lifetime. The tides, the moon, the sun, the seasons, the weather are just a few of the changes we can’t control and most people don’t even think about those changes that are going on around them. So yes, in fact, we are on an ever-changing journey.
Hmmm….are you looking at that affirmation in a different way now? I’m not saying all change feels good at the time, but eventually, when the new normal emerges, when enough time has passed, usually we can see the situation differently. While I never imagined I’d endure what I have in my life and survived those upheavals and changes, I can tell you that I am who I am because I went through them and I am grateful for those changes. My life is better because of them – how crazy is that?! But it’s true. I found the silver lining in all of those and I am at peace.
How about you? Can you take a few minutes to write in your September Journal about those big changes you’ve experienced in your life and how you feel about them? You may find that you can see them differently now in hindsight. Or with help after you’ve affirmed:
I am on an ever-changing journey.