I bet you’re wondering what in the world I’m talking about with that post title…
Whatever you want to call it, it doesn’t always have to hurt.
So, why does it???
I’d love to tell you that spring is truly all flowers for me, but the growth and changes that I experience tend to come at a price. The older I get, the more flexible I am with change, but I’m also more aware of the effect it has on me.
Change can hurt…a little or a lot. No surprise there. However, I’m challenging you (and myself) at this very moment to control how change actually changes us. I could jump into a pity party with you and really soak up that “poor me” vibe, but I’m kind of tired of doing that.
Aren’t you tired of constantly reacting the same old way over the same old things?
It’s habitual. It’s drudgery. Ugh.
Don’t you want to fully embrace change and let it lead to positive growth and true renewal?
I know I do!
I’ve been sitting here trying to think about how to share with you what really matters to me right now, but I’m nursing some wounds of change. We’re in the process (the long, drawn out, painful do-it-ourselves process) of readying our old house to go on the market. Every time I go over there, I end up sitting on the floor in the emptiness and doing meditative breathing to get my head right for the task at hand. Every time.
It isn’t that I’m sad to be selling that house. I moved on — literally and figuratively — the moment we signed the papers on our new house. I love having space and trees and privacy and daffodils and fruit trees and a house that needs some serious TLC but is bursting with potential…
So, if things are so great, then why am I sitting on the floor of my old house taking deep breaths?