“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” –Henri Bergson
I’m not always okay with change, I’ll be honest. At least thinking about it, I’m not always okay with it.
Change can be, for lack of a better word, scary. Scary because of the uncertainty of it all. Sometimes not knowing what will occur next can have us creating all types of scenarios in our minds. Scenarios that, 99.9% of the time won’t even happen.
Change is the catalyst to which we can transform our lives. Who has heard the saying “Change is good?” I have. I know some may disagree with that statement, even I have on multiple occasions, but upon reflecting (one of my favorite ways to meditate), I know that change needs to happen. So maybe the saying should be “Change is needed” or “Change is necessary.”
Because it is.
We may not always like the avenue change takes. I’ve had my fair share of change where the circumstances were unfortunate, but needed to happen. I wouldn’t be flourishing into the person, woman, mother, friend, sister, daughter, lover, etc. I’m supposed to be if change didn’t happen.
I’d be boring as hell. And I am not okay with that.
I don’t ever want to stay where I am, my comfort zone, when I know for a fact that I can be better.
We are in a season of change…literally. But we are also in a season of change. Make sense?
Today is the first day of Fall (Autumn), my favorite season. Take a cue from what you see around you.
The leaves are beginning to change from their usual luscious green to beautiful polychromatic Fall colors; the reds, oranges, yellows, browns and so forth. They naturally know it’s their time to fall and let go, however the process is beautiful.
The weather is changing. We’re beginning to feel the heat from Summer dissipate little by little to the cool, crisp air that awakens our senses and forces us to layer up and in some cases rediscover ourselves again.
We are entering the time of thanksgiving, where we take a moment or more to see where the year has brought us thus far. Even with all the changes, we can still say a private or boisterous thank you to ourselves, God, the universe for protecting and allowing us to witness the beauty of dark places and bright beginnings. One can’t happen without the other.
Take a cue from Fall.
The beauty of the process and prospering.
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