Tuesday, August 31, 2010

transitions as a way of being....




Stop right now and visualize a large train station and watch them arriving and departing...their doors opening to let people in and out. There is a flow of efficiency in the transitions between arrivals and departures.  You see this in airports, with quick turn around flights.  Any form of transportation has that flow.... a bus depot, a cruise ship docking, taxis..... even our own coming and goings in our vehicles...... arrival and departures.

WE are movers.   Oh, the places we go......

Journeying to a destination is a daily activity.  Most of our days have a dozen or so destinations, usually falling into the category of the ordinary.  Still, they are destinations, some of  which are so routine we don't even blink abou them.  And whenever we embark on a new one, we find ourselves in transition. Whether it is the beginning or the end, or somewhere in the middle of the action, we are in transit. 

There are many types and levels of transitions.  They fall into various categories.... physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive.  What they have in common is making a shift.  Altering our personal awareness, changing our location both internally and externally.  Shifts happen....... sometimes it occurs and its not even recognized until you have a chance to reflect in stillness.  Or you just simply sit down and take stock.

Beginnings and endings....... transition happens throughout.  Tiny steps towards discovery and destinations.  They can be damn frightening especially if it is accompanied by the unknown.  And most of the important transitional times in our lives is jam packed with emotions.  Sorrow and JOY lead the way...... frustration, confusiong, anger as well as anticipation, excitement, and anxiety  all rear their heads.  Tranisitions stir us up........ as the shift happens.  But, that is life isn't it?  Are we not always evolving towards  place of beautiful transformation?  They are our way of being.........Stop transitioning and you stagnate like a pool of unmoving waters.  Keep accepting the inevitable, even if you don't know the end result, and you find yourself walking across a bridge where river water flows in swirling currents and undertows....

Swift movement...........shift movement........ the thrust of life.........

What kinds of transitions are you experiencing this week?  What endings and beginnings are you coping with?? 

4 comments:

Kay said...

oh, honey... you had me at hello! ...

Twain12 said...

I feel like i'm in a holding pattern , waiting for something but not sure what

Susan Deborah said...

I know I have to cope with them but sometimes feel the strain and pain!

Deriving strength and hope from my lord.

Joy always,
Susan

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

i'm in a corridor, just don't know if the hallway goes right on round and back again....or if i turn off round about here and go some other place instead