change = loss, loss leads to grief
Change happens in the now. However, any sort of shift or change requires loss…and often loss leads to grief.
We typically associated grief with death, like the loss of a loved one. However, grief is experienced for all sorts of losses – loss of old your routines, loss of your old habits, loss of your old self, loss of connections and relationships, money, jobs, material things, etc.
Right now, a lot of us are experiencing anticipatory grief – which is the feeling we get when the future is uncertain. We’re afraid of what (or who) we might lose. This often looks like or leads to “worst case scenario” thinking – an endless cycle of rumination and self-storytelling that is focused solely on the unknown future and rooted in fear. This further perpetuates fear – not just for yourself – but it spreads like a virus to others.
Remember, change happens in the NOW. Acceptance of THIS moment is where the power lies.
You don’t have to like what’s happening in this moment. In fact, feel your feelings! This is critical. However, don’t become them.
You can’t control your external circumstances and you can’t control your future. You can, however, control how you perceive and respond to it.
You have a choice more than you realize.
Then, you can begin the search for MEANING.
More to come on that.
Join us on Sunday 4/12 @5p PT/8p ET for a FREE virtual workshop and breath journey. We’ll be talking about “finding meaning in challenging times” and sharing mind-body strategies for transformation.
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