I’m in the Heartland today. I’m staying at a hotel filled with families savoring the last bit of summer. A day at the pool, a baseball game, a family picnic. It’s almost harvest time for my friends in agriculture, and it’s back to school (it gets serious after Labor Day) for parents and kids.
For me, this trip is personal. I’m traveling with my mom and visiting one of my sisters. We traveled to bring her sister’s remains home to the family plot… a final transition for my aunt. There is something beautifully peaceful about closure and finality. Once we achieve closure, we can pivot, giving our attention to a new “now”.
I often write about working with people in transition and transformation. Life is full of transition, and when executed well, it can lead to transformation. The first step in the choreography of transition is to learning how to lean into closure. It’s powerful. It signals a beginning as well as an ending. After the closure, lean into what’s next by turning your head and stepping in. When you become comfortable with pivoting (closure and regaining focus), ease and enjoyment can come your way with less effort! Pivoting is essential in dancing, and it’s essential in life! Click here to learn how dancers pivot.
So, the next time you are experiencing a change of season, physically or mentally, practice your pivoting skills to enhance the experience. You’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll feel elegant in approaching change in your life.
Enjoy your transition….
As always, I welcome your comments and make it a great week.
Destiny Rising, LLC