Many of my friends and colleagues are going through a difficult time in their lives. Their discomfort is not about bill paying though money is tight. Fortunately, they can take care of the essentials. What has them frightened is the loss of direction. When life was going well, everything seemed to be in order. Now that the security rug is pulled out from under them, they feel wobbly and can't get their bearings.Are they going through a crisis? They are experiencing a crisis only if they choose to call it a crisis.The truth is - they are experiencing a life transformation. The brain registers the early stages of transformation the same as a crisis, leaving people in panic. They struggle to rise above the anger over the expectations they didn't realize, their disappointment for what has ended, and their fear of an unknown future.
Instead of viewing this moment in time as a crisis, consider seeing it as an emergence. You are shedding the skin of the past. A part of you is dying. And a part of you is emerging. The pain feels the same but the result is different. Can you shift into being curious instead of afraid?
“Come, come, whoever you are...Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.Ours is no caravan of despair...Come, yet again come.”