I’ve been randomly picking daily passages from Melody Beattie’s Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing your Soul. It’s a different way to meditate to begin my day. I pick a passage, read it, then write about it in my journal.
Today’s was September 22 and the message was to Embrace Change.
Just as seasons change, so do our lives. We don’t question the leaves turning gold, red, orange, or yellow. There are so many joyful activities–picking apples, wearing flannel, Halloween. Sure there’s that nostalgic feeling when summer is ending, but we go with the flow. We trust this is good, because that’s how nature is.
When our personal lives change, we get thrown out of our comfort zone. If we never changed, we wouldn’t grow physically, emotionally, or spiritually. I have fought change, shoved my heels into the dirt, and refused to move. It has hurt me on my journey, but maybe that’s part of it. Now that I’m ready for it, change is a bit easier.
Just like fall flows into winter it’s not a bad change, it’s just time for it. It’s time for me to do what I would have been doing 11 years ago before my son became ill. It’s not like I’m removing everything that has to do with the amazing foundation we have formed–just what doesn’t work for me and my family.
The change–passing our foundation’s family run on–will help another family fund research to save their child’s life. That makes it more than time to be ready. We’ll still serve the pediatric community, and I can serve a larger audience with my writing and teaching. I know see that this change is empowering to me and is helping others.
I needed this passage today. I also need to write it out to remind me that change is OK, change is exciting, change is good.
What changes are happening in your life?
Have you been digging your heels in? How?
What can you do to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the change?
Write it out and trust the process.