Life is always shifting and changing, challenging us with its twists and turns, testing us, blessing us. Some shifts are welcome and others not so much, but one things for certain, they are not all within our control. Even the ones that we welcome mean change and that's not always easy. In these moments, whether good or bad, our spiritual practice can carry us and support us.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a reminder to be fully present and engaged, to savor the moment. Being mindful to enjoy and not just endure the change.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a reminder to be grateful and to keep perspective. Being grateful always for the goodness in our life. Focusing our attention and energy on the many things in our life to be grateful for helps us to keep perspective. Savoring and enjoying the journey, all of its ups and downs, discoveries and beauty.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a reminder to love deeply. To share love, show love, express love, demonstrate love, give love, receive love, bask in love.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a reminder to embrace the change, not to resist it, letting the new chapter unfold, not getting stuck in a fear-based mentality, finding the silver lining. Recognizing and being okay with the idea that most things in life are not permanent. Things ebb and flow, allow the flow to happen with as much ease as possible. Discovering the concept of impermanence was a game changer for me. Most everything in life is impermanent, things shift and change regularly. Just knowing this and flowing with it makes a huge difference. There's a lot less suffering, if we can stay rooted in the idea of allowing and impermanence.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a reminder to have faith and trust. To surrender and turn it over to a higher power. You've been through shifts and changes before, somehow it'll be okay even if we can't see how at the moment.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a reminder to live life with intention. Each and every day setting our intentions and then following through with our action.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a reminder of forgiveness. Forgiving ourself and others for our imperfections. Moving on in life with a clean slate, with clear and positive intention. Not being part of the woulda, shoulda, coulda club.
The shifts and changes of life can serve as a time for reflection. Reflecting on and savoring the memories, the lessons learned, the journey. Wow, what a ride it can be at times!
The shifts and changes of life can be exciting if we let them. It can be exciting to not necessarily know what's just around the corner and how life can continue to shift. Say yes to the possibility of what's to come and be all in. Be curious and fascinated by what's yet to come.
As life shifts and changes and one chapter comes to a close and another one begins to unfold, I invite you to use your spiritual practice to help guide you through and support you.