Seasons change, time and life change and so do we. Everything always changes. Nothing ever remains the same. As a result, those who learn how to best manage transitions, experience life with more joy, more peace and certainly a greater sense of purpose.
Question 1: Why do we need transitions?
Answer: Because consciousness can only grow through experiences. Our physical reality is the process through which consciousness knows itself and expands. No experience, no growth. Transitions are bridges between an experience already known and a new one ready to expand consciousness.
Which transitions are you currently experiencing in your personal or professional life? How challenged do you feel and what is it that you wish to welcome in your life so that you feel more fulfilled than you currently are?
Is it challenging for you to let go? and what part of your life, belief or emotional systems do you need to let go so that you make room for a renewed sense of self?
Answer: The emotional challenge is “letting go”. A new experience can only settle once room has been made for it. When we resist change, we simply aren’t willing to let go of what is no longer needed for growth to happen.
Question 3: Why do we resist?
Answer: To be exact, it is not the entire self that resists change. Indeed, it is only the ego-self that does and for one reason: It is “programmed” to resist change. The purpose of the conscious/ego-self is to ensure stability. Change represents a form of danger with the power to destabilize the status quo. By natural response, the ego-self creates resistance to maintain equilibrium.
Answer: There are several keys to bests manage transitions.
Key #1: Embracing acceptance of WHAT IS without discrimination, expectation or judgment
Key #2: Shifting focus in the HERE and NOW
Key #3: Trusting the innate goodness of Life
Key #4: Giving power to the Inner-child part of us who knows life as a journey more than a destination
Key #5: Enjoying learning the new as equally as mastering the known
Transitions are, very often, perceived as uncomfortable. When we begin to perceive them as parts of life itself, then we start to welcome them as parts of our own self and consequently as essential to our truest well-being.