The above quote is so true, yet challenging to embody at times. Change can feel occasional or random but in truth it's always there, in every nook and cranny. The more I sink my feet into this concept the more willing I am to receive it in all it's circumstances, no matter big or small. That's not to say it is easy, acceptance to something isn't always immediate. Processing and being in the moment of whatever feelings we have is part of the change. It's the resistance, the internalizing, the avoiding or ignoring that gets us in trouble. Your body is a good gauge as to whether you're accepting or resisting something. Just pay attention to yourself/body the next time you're experiencing change (hence, stress, anxiety, & so on). It's an interesting thing to witness and something to consider in those moments. I believe our emotional challenges can become our physical challenges. It's our bodies way of saying, hey this isn't working for you and something needs to change!! The connection to our bodies can provide clues to what we might be disconnecting to emotionally.
I say all this from my own experience. I've mentioned before that I can be fairly sensitive to my surroundings. That being said, it's taken me years to form an acceptance around change and what it means to me personally. As of today, it's something I've learned to embrace with a bit more ease. Ironically, it's taken a lot of CHANGE to get me to this place. But I think that's the nature of life, we battle and confront certain things that are necessary for our growth. After a certain period of time we gain perspective through the lessons of our struggles...or we eventually get sick or tired, and we surrender to our stubbornness, fear or whatever feelings we may be having. In that stillness of surrender thoughts may begin to shift and eventually we become more accepting or willing.
In becoming more accepting to change I've noticed a stronger sense of FREEDOM. The more clear I get about change in my life (that it's inevitable) the more I let go. Again, this not to say that change doesn't bring challenges, because it does. However, once you accept that change is inevitable it relieves you of the responsibility of trying to control it....that's liberation!! It's that feeling of liberation that I rely on whenever I have my doubts. Surrendering to change allows us to fluidly move and grow into the people we're meant to be.
Thoughts for next week: Updates!
Have a great weekend - J