Ever have that feeling that things are spinning like a wobbly top, and the wobbly part is getting crazy? Me too! The world ain't what it used to be by a long shot. But, then again, it never was.
Change can be threatening to feelings of security and predictability. Change can feel like a cold wind on a raw day which seems to take your breath away. Change can be uncomfortable, even very painful.
Yet, Change must be embraced or we risk even worse: stagnation, embrittlement, encystation. Change challenges me to wrap my big arms around Life and draw Life close to my chest, even when there are some pointy things in the mix that keep squirming around.
At times it feels like I've got a scrappy little kitten in my arms. Other times I feel like I'm wrestling an arm full of blackberry brambles on a windy day. A little blood may get drawn.
Give me the full deal with this Life thing. Not interested in a half-lived, half-awake, sub-life. Winter comes but that is only because Summer came and is coming again. Change comes but it will also yield to that Peacable Kingdom in its time.
The really great thing about Change is that it keeps changing, keeps rolling along. When Change gets painful it is just as likely to change into something very lovely, or startling, or puzzling, or satisfying.
Just like the Pioneers, the only ones who get to stand in the presence of great discoveries are those who embark on journeys into the unknown. And like grabbing a hold of that little pig at the County Fair, until you do wrap your arms around Change, you will never know just were it might take you in this thing called Life.
Allen Pollock, ( Owner of Gentle Breeze Farm, LLC located in Windham, Maine )
Gentle ponderings & ruminations on life and living