This picture is relevant for so many things in today's world. But I don't want to focus on politics or social issues today, even though they are near and dear to my heart. I want to get more personal with you than that.
I'm going through some changes. I'm the one who always says, "Be the change you want to see in the world." I know the changes that are coming will make it possible for that to happen. I KNOW THIS BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT. So why am I resisting each step of this change? Why am I grieving and saying I don't want to see it happen?
Oh, how I wish I knew. I know it's a common experience, though. We say we want things to change, but when someone asks US to change? That's a totally different thing. If we can run away from it, we try to do that. If running away isn't an option, and the change is inevitable, we throw up our walls and resist as long as we can.
Maybe it's time to run toward the changes instead of running away from them. Lean into it all. Ride the waves, and let them carry you forward into a new future. I hope you will remember that. Our changes will make us better people and the world a better place to live in.
Find someone or Someone to walk with you through it. You don't have to go through it all. I'm praying for all of you.