Change and Transition. . .

Is there a difference between the complex ideal of change and transition?

Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events, but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture.  Unless transition happens, the change might happen, but it doesn’t have benefits.

Progress is impossible without a transition of thinking, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of the states of change and transition. Where we fail is that we wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death for the mind, the heart the understanding we so hope to cultivate. So in this metaphorical garden we call life the two must be understood and embraced like brothers and sisters. Failure in our daily lives is not fatal, but failure to understand that change involves transitions might be.

Be thankful that you are given the chance and the wisdom to understand and use a lifetime of experience for the growth that occurs when we embrace both.

Peace and Love, Jim

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