Being Flexible With Change

by bryan maynard

From Eric Tonningsen’s blog. He shares sound skills about handling the transitions in our lives. Worth reading and pondering…enjoy!

Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” ~ Warren Buffett

The noun transition, defined: “movement, passage, or change from one position, state, subject, concept, etc., to another change.” Transitions can be periods of considerable personal and psychological growth. They can be exciting, creative, and freeing. They can also be confusing or frightening. Whatever the case, they are necessary and natural stages of our personal development.

Sometimes transitions quietly emerge, almost stealth-like. Other times you see or sense them coming. Still others strike out of the clear blue. They can be random and they can be predictable. And they happen to us at every life stage. Here are a few…

  • betrayal by someone you trust
  • puberty
  • a shocking event (fire, theft, natural disaster, etc.)
  • lifestyle choices
  • an affair
  • spiritual growth
  • a serious illness
  • midlife
  • job loss
  • empty-nesting

We all…

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