There’s a lot of talk around me at the moment about change and the difficulties we go through as we make the transition – our thoughts, our feelings, our fears that emerge as we move from what we are accustomed to towards what it is we want.
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Everything around us is changing by the day, we can’t slow down progress nor the aging process, no matter how tight we think our grip may be. We witness new birth and the passing of the old and worn out, like changing seasons.
A caterpillar doesn’t go through change, it is transformed in it’s cocoon so that when it emerges there is no way it can revert back. It’s like once the decision is made it has no option other than to experience the complete breakdown of its comfortable, familiar world in order to complete its metamorphosis.
Often when we’re in the unfamiliar territory of transition we squirm and we’re more than a little tempted to cling to our old patterns and behaviours, because our fears exaggerate even tiny mishaps into ginormous proportions and we feel like we’re spiraling out of control. The good and bad news is there’s no point looking back, it really doesn’t serve us, the only way is onwards and upwards. Maybe for lots of us it’s time to take inspiration from the glorious butterfly, believe and trust that even though life feels more than a bit uncomfortable the end result will be magnificent.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin
In order to become the butterfly within we have to let go of being the caterpillar and this usually happens when the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing.
Yes, I know this is all a bit lyrical but the bottom line is that change happens, and even when it’s at our own instigation the discomfort is rarely minimised – it’s all part of the process and as someone said recently “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”!!!
Practice being happy in the moment and anticipate the joys of your transformation.
What are you willing to do in order to emerge as the beautiful butterfly you know yourself to be? Please do share …