The Transitions Program, which I led this past weekend in Toronto, reminded me of the opportunities that change can bring.
Work, relationships, health. finances and identity are the most common transition points. When we are in more than one transition simultaneously, we are experiencing metamorphosis.
In science, metamorphosis is the transformation from a juvenile to adult stage of development. So to in our own journey. Transition asks us continuouly to step into our best self, to grow up.
Many of us see transition as an affliction. They bring feelings of discomfort and anxiety.
But the greater opportunity is to welcome transition into our life as a method of transformation.
These difficult, confusing, ambiguous, crazy times are precisely the conditions necessary for wisdom, maturity and creativity to grow.
Paulo Coehlo suggests:
"When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”