Beauty in Change
Change. The only true constant in life is change. Everything, everyone, and every circumstance can change. Change is inevitable.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has
gone through to achieve that beauty."
Change is a double-edged discussion. Some look at change with positivity and excitement. Some look at change with negativity and resistance. Either way, change is daunting and strenuous, but vital to our existence. If we don't change, we don't grow.
An example of change in the world right now is the Coronavirus. This virus has radically changed and is still changing our everyday lives. Effecting the environment, the planet, jobs, health, finances, education, and travel. Also, more finer points like daily routines, exercise, celebrations, pregnancy, and lifestyles. We are having to adapt to these circumstances and it can be unsettling.
>>To all of the people who have suffered from this virus and/or had loved ones pass on, my deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to you during this difficult time.<<
With the circumstances and changes we are going through, the need for positive and uplifting energy is highly imperative.
Through the darkness, there is light. The Coronavirus has taught us a great deal. To slow down. To spend more time with loved ones. To work on ourselves. To see what truly matters to us and what we take for granted. To be grateful for all that we do have. We are able to strengthen connections, spend more time with our children, and make new memories. We have been given the gift of time. We are reminded that the fight for one is the fight for all. Putting aside our differences, we will get through this as a stronger and more resilient world.
Change is unavoidable. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. There will always be obstacles and losses. When you are open to accepting what you can not change in the past, you are able to switch your focus to changing what you can.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old,
but on building the new."
I have gone through many massive changes in the last few years and I know there are many more to come. I am scared and anxious, but mostly excited. Excited to see how my life will evolve and transform through the hardship. When I am stressed, I blast music and dance with my children. When I know a change is necessary, I look at it with gratitude. I stand in nature and take a deep breathe. I look at life with beauty. I am grateful to be alive. I focus on the new that is to come. Be willing to open your arms to change.
"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."