“The only person who likes change is a wet baby” – Mark Twain
Change is inevitable and constant – and difficult!
After my family moved from Bronx, New York to Columbus, Ohio when I was in my senior year of high school, the adjustment I experienced from moving from one place to another was not easy. As I was ready to graduate from high school, I changed my mind about going to college and opted for work instead. “I’ll go to college later.” After that, I changed jobs at the drop of a hat (I’m bored! Bye!). When yearly apartment leases were up, I was on to the next place. Instability was my middle name – largely because I was restless and looking for the “home” feeling I left in the Bronx – which was elusive. As I grew older, I realized that all that I experienced during that period (and was fighting against) was the flow of my life, and there are no rules about where home is – home is where you make it.
Sometimes we have to surrender to the flow of life and learn new coping mechanisms along the way. It is such a struggle to swim against the current in the ocean. When you swim in the natural movement of the water, adjusting yourself as necessary, you’ll get to your destination with a lot less effort, conflict and anxiety. That’s the flow. In it, you’ll find you are on your divinely ordained journey.
Sickness/death, joy/pain, happiness/sadness, tears/laughter – we’re going to experience them all. You will gain – but you will also lose (unfortunately). Change is inevitable — it’s the evolution of our lives. #theflow