“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” – Alan Cohen
Zooming … And It Feels Good …
Life now seems to zoom by me even as I step into this new thing called retirement. As I finish my third week I look back and applaud how busy I’ve been … busy at making many more changes on top of leaving my 45 year career … all as part of the new setting for new and exciting adventures.
Creating an atmosphere for greater change seems my current calling and changing my living environment seemed a high priority within me. Since “stepping away”, most of my effort has focused on totally changing my living space, and the result (though some minor tasks remain) leaves me feeling wonderfully refreshed and clearer. A close friend’s ideas and suggestions in concert with mine have resulted in creating the feelings I wanted to stand in day-to-day. I strive for greater simplicity now … greater willingness to move in new directions … greater acceptance that I can move forward even if I don’t know the path … all inner desires speaking louder these days. My totally rearranged environment speaks to those goals. Many little things add up, and I am allowing these new “little things” to stack up around me in order to create an atmospheres conducive to fully engaging this time in my life … this time for new exploration and change. It all “feels” very good. It all feeds my sense of new opportunities awaiting me if I remain pliable and open to change. And the new opportunities to rise later without the sense of obligation is one of the new feelings being experienced as I continue my journey moving down this new road of transition and transformation.