Change – bad or good, I think can be difficult for anyone. But I am a Capricorn and we seem to struggle with change. Over the past several years, I’ve experienced close people in my life leaving. As in moving away, change of job whatever the case may be.
My best friend from high school moved away to be with her now husband. She was my BFF, my accountability partner, my workout buddy and my pool side rebel that would sneak in adult beverages to the pool.
A few years later, my BFF at my work moved back to her hometown to be with her sick mother. We had worked together for 25 years. Not always in the same department, but the past 14 years or so we worked directly together. We’ve seen a lot of changes in each others lives. Marriages, kids growing up, divorces, Spirituality growth, tears and laughter.
The most recent change I am dealing with is my boss is retiring in July. Some people may jump for joy if their boss was leaving….not me though. We have worked together, side-by-side, for 28 years. It doesn’t seem like that long, but it has been. We also have seen a lot of changes in each others lives. We have watched each other kids grow to be adults, seen many changes at the workplace, mourned deaths together and the list really does go on.
So what does all this change mean for me and changes you might be going through yourself mean? Change reminds me of a new beginning. New things coming to light. New people coming into our lives.
I like this quote by Gail Sheehy: “If we don’t change, we don’t grow, if we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” Boy isn’t THAT the truth!!!
And I found this in the Hebrew Bible – the Book of Ezra 10:4 – “Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; Be strong and do it.”
James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
And finally, from Buddha: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
Wow, I think that just hit me square in the face. The Now. Stay in the moment. I think we do spend a lot of time in the past (guilty!!) and equally in the future, right? Changes come and go, people come and go. We cannot stop them.
How do you deal with many changes happening at once?