In mid-October I had begun to write this section, about the symbolism of Fall as a time of transition, not fully realizing how applicable this topic soon would become in my own life. As a result of the past several weeks – I recently experienced the death of someone very close to me – the topic of “transition” has taken on an entirely new meaning.
I could enumerate all kinds of clichés about someone’s passing. Instead, I’d rather focus on the how of responding to a transition. Transitions are scary because we are thrown into the unknown, experience a break in our routine, a change in the “natural” order of things.
Yum, doesn’t that sound inviting?
But hold on a minute. How comfortable are you in your life? Are things just a bit too predictable? Are you nicely settled into a routine? Does your life feel like the same old, same old?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your comfort level is definite proof that you’re playing it too safe.
You’re not growing. You’re not testing your limits. You’re not moving forward toward your most magnificent self. You’re stuck.
Is this really the way you want to spend your life? Don’t you crave some spice? Don’t you want to tingle with aliveness? Don’t you want to greet each day with anticipation of the opportunities it will bring?
So, what will it take to catapult you out of your comfort zone?
First, check in with your heart. You need to know where you’re going. What do you really want more of in your life? A more challenging job? More time to explore your interests? More peace and quiet? More self acceptance? More time for yourself?
Second, what would your life look like and feel like when you have this? Spend some time creating this vision in all of its glorious details. Talk to yourself in the first person, knowing this is your reality. Make the vision vibrantly come alive for you. Describe where you are, what it feels like to be this new you. Who are you now? What gifts do you have? How is your life different? What do you now know?
Relish this vision. Taste it. Fully feel it. Embrace it. Know that you can have it.
Yum, now this is delicious.
Ready to make it happen?
Yes, you can work on this by yourself. How many times have you already tried that solution? How many times have you succeeded?
What if you could have someone walk alongside you, encourage you, be there when you stumble?
Ensure that you never lose sight of your dream? In fact, someone to help you dream even bigger than you thought possible?
This is what Chrysalis Life Coaching is all about. You can become like the chrysalis, shedding your outer layer, releasing a beautiful, awe-inspiring butterfly, full of glorious details, brilliant colors, and joy in its new found freedom.
Are you living your most wildly audacious and fulfilling life? Isn’t it time?
“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware,