Welcome to Mindset Monday! 😊
Winter has turned to spring, for those who live in the same hemisphere at least 😊; and what wonderful sights and sounds it brings. For many, it lifts our spirits and helps change our mood, the way we feel and think. Someone said that spring is a time of renewal; much like ‘old things have passed away and all things have become new’ 😊’.
For those who live in the tropics where it’s green all the time, there are birds and the echo of their sweet songs all the time, vibrant colours all the time and sunny blue skies almost all the time. The shift in seasons is not as obvious or as dramatic as in other countries; likewise, for us humans, some transitions are much less obvious (even to us) than others.
Do you celebrate the transitions in your life? Someone said ‘perspective is everything’; If so, then it comes back to how you see the situation. Do you recognize it as a transition? Do you recognize the transition as growth? Do you acknowledge it as something to be grateful for? Do you understand that while it may not look or feel good in the moment/season, you will be better for it when you come out on the other side?
- Passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another: CHANGE 😊-
- A movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.
The only constant is change (Heraclitus-ancient Greek philosopher) and I say, we have no choice but to get used to it. Some changes we can prepare for and others sneak up in our ‘blind spot’. Sometimes, transitions are smooth and other times they are difficult.
Let’s circle back to that ‘perspective is everything’ comment for a minute, shall we? A musical modulation and/or a musical passage leading from one section of a piece to another, is also described as a ‘transition’. I much like this definition 😊. Shall I invite you to ‘flip-the-script’ on the changes in your life? How interesting and I dare say de-stressing, it could be, to change your perspective, especially on those difficult transitions? 😊 Are we not all growing, living and moving, developing; passing from one piece of music to another? I know, I know, not all music is pleasurable to everyone, some can be jarring not only to the ear but even to the soul sometimes 😊. The process is beautiful, even if painful in the moment, we emerge at another stage in our lives, having learned something (hopefully -less we have to go around that mountain again), having grown with something to teach, share, inspire and encourage others and even ourselves when similar situations cross our paths in the future – we are experienced and are in a much better place to handle it.