Change can feel like a four-letter word (not the one you’re thinking of) – FEAR.
But change is really a five-letter word – GROWTH.
At least that’s the theory I’m going with at the moment.
From our year spent living in Canada, I will always associate this time of the year with falling leaves, with letting go. And yet here in Australia, we have new spring growth, sunshine, longer days. It makes me realize again that change is both a letting go, and a letting in.
On my walk this morning (my first in a while) I could feel that palpable sense of change – the morning sunshine slowly warming up the still briskness in the air.
My yoga practice is changing me as I get deeper into my teacher training, but it’s not enough. I need more than a stronger sacral spine and a bendier back, and I’m working towards that better yogic outlook.
If you missed it, I’m doing Ocsober (would love some support for the Life Education cause here) – and one week in today I’m, well, cranky. As you get when you’re breaking a bad habit and the kids are being, well, kids, and hubby is celebrating with a beer for the grand final and because the next day is a public holiday. (In his defence, it was just a couple of quiet beers after he worked both days and he’s promised to ease off in moral support for the rest of the month, thanks hun!)
Astrologically, there’s an eclipse in the full moon tomorrow, and apparently CHANGE is happening, in capital letters.
It all has me asking myself, and you this important question:
Do you see change as something that happens TO you, rather than FOR you?
See how the mindset makes all the difference?!
And this important question:
Do you see change as coming from the outside or from within?
My answers –
- CHANGE always happens FOR you, because change is always growth, and growth is hardly a bad thing, even when it feels hard.
- CHANGE always happens WITHIN you, because it is always your choice to change, regardless of how external circumstances alter around you. We can choose to resist or resolve, accept, surrender and embrace change.
So how would you answer these two questions? And what changes are afoot for you? Love your comments below. Linking up with the lovely Jess for another IBOT and gorgeous Grace for another FYBF. And also linking up with Sonia, Kelly, Bron and Sonia for Weekend Rewind.