“Light precedes every transition….heralding a new beginning.”
This week, as I searched for quotes about transition, I was struck by the positive nature of everything I found. Somehow the concept of transitioning is much less threatening than that of change – similar but different. To me, a transition means we have moved from one place (emotional, physical or other) to another – as opposed to change which takes us away from our norm and doesn’t quite ease us into wherever we are meant to go.
“Change emphasizes what is happening TO us while transition emphasizes opportunity for growth within.”
While I don’t often post photographs of flowers, I thought this series of shots taken earlier this year in Colorado captured the idea of transitioning nicely. Their movement from bud to their whispy eventual form reminded me of how much as children we loved to blow them into the wind.
“Step back in perspective, open your heart and welcome transition into a new phase of life.”
If only it were as easy to transition within our own lives as it is to spread these light-as-a-feather pods out into the world around us. How nice it would be to see a transition to peace and acceptance where today there is only sadness and fear.
“Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges.”
This week my friends and I were reminded that sometimes bad things happen – so much of what we take for granted can change in an instant. With special thoughts for special friends, I will leave you with this thought from Helen Keller: “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” Here’s to the light in all of us.