There has been a lot of change in my life over the past 45 days.
Even as the changes are still new, I have been pondering some questions – three, in fact.
When does change happen and things are different, yet part of our cycles? The example that comes to mind is the changing between day and night – night and day. It is part of our rhythm. Change – the ebb and flow – is part of life’s nature that we naturally integrate.
The second question is when does change happen and when you look at it later, you realize, by golly that nothing really changed. Hmmm. I’ve been in relationships like that. I have also seen this happen in organizations that go through changes and voila, months later, things are operating much like they did before.
The third question is when does change happen and it is a turning point – when life isn’t the same as it was the day before? This is the change that gets our attention. Does it matter if the change feels good or not? If the change is one of our conscious choosing or not? If we knew it would be coming? I guess my pondering through my life’s course is that throughout the major changes that got my attention, not all have been turning points for me. Those that were caused me to stop, to be, and to integrate.
That is where I am today. At the turning point.
“Man/Woman is partly of the future, and the future s/he possesses a power to shape… Perhaps there may come to us… a ghostly sense that an invisible doorway has been opened – a doorway which, widening out, will take us beyond the nature we know.” Loren Eiseley, an American anthropologist.
Thank you for being.