I have come to the conclusion that the only thing scarier than change is NO change!
Yep… I know. That’s not the way many of us learned it.
And, just between us, this is a pretty big topic at our house.
Let’s just say that the Legendary Husband and I have differing notions of same and different!
He has strong same strategies for food. And seemingly random patterns of time. (Except for Saturday nights… and Dragon Con!)
My journey feels different. At least to me.
It’s kind of an internal/external dynamic.
When I’m processing internal stuff – often on a non-conscious level – my powers of avoiding change kick in. I just don’t have the energy for external newness.
Then, when an inner ah-hah comes, I often need external change to support my new perceptions and goals and visions.
And, if I were to come totally clean, I’m pretty sure we both consider each other as oddly random. (Which is an issue for another day!)
For today, it’s memory lane time. Specifically, Eckerd College in about 1986 for one of my favorite quotes of all time:
In order to learn we must be willing to be changed.
I hear you! It does feel scary at first glance.
And yes, if it were my voice in these days, my inner red ink persona might go with:
In order to learn we must make space for change to find us.
Let’s just say that I did and I am. Which seems to take lots less energy than resisting does!
And, yes… it takes practice!
Here’s my best tip…
Carrot is easier than stick!
And company helps!
Which reminds me of a scene from The West Wing.
I’ve been down the Change hole a lot! And I have a whole Medicine Basket full of ways to make it work!
It’s going to take a whole lot of us to squeeze hope out of the world in this moment. If you could use a Fiercely Compassionate Rebel Grandmother who’s been there before, let’s talk! 45 min. My gift. Just summon the calendar elves to find you some time!
And, just in case you’re feeling skeptical… the very writing of these words, in this moment, made space for the next steps on my path to appear!!! With apologies to the exclamation point conservation fairy, it’s really exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps… did you notice all those triangles on Grandmother Moon’s head? That’s our secret code for change!
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