Over the last few weeks, Zoe and I have experienced a few changes in our lives. Changes in the way our office is structured and organized, loss of a family member, change in eating choices, and other changes which have affected us, to varying degrees, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Some of the changes we knew were coming, others seemed to occur with little notice and others seemed to manifest out of thin air. Whether we believe the change is for the better or the worse, we cannot avoid change. It is part of our existence as human beings.
As I think back over all the changes, which have occurred over my life, I have come to realize that there were some changes I was more aware of then others. I am not aware every time a cell in my body is changing. I am not aware every time blood is flowing through my veins. I am not aware of all the things my body seems to do for me until there is a change in how it is or has been doing it, then I become aware.
However, I am aware of some things in my life. I am aware that I am who I am at any given point in time. I am aware that I do not have to explain to anyone else who I am. I just have to be who I am. My life becomes a living explanation of who I am at any point in time.
At the same time, I have become aware that life can shift at any point and without warning. However, I have learned that as I learn to love my life unconditionally, I love it despite the changes that occur in my life. The changes may totally transform the way I live my life, like when I injured my back the last time, however, my faith and my intent to love my life unconditionally has allowed me to adapt to whatever occurs in my life.
One of the things I have become most aware of in my life recently is that I am a more then a survivor; I am a thriver. Whatever challenges life brings, whatever changes I am asked to respond to, it is my intent to love myself and my life unconditionally which enables me to thrive.
Doing so has required me to live in the present. I cannot be focusing on how things were or could be. I have to stay in the moment and be intentional about loving who, what, and how I am in this very moment. It is my faith in the Ultimate Consciousness that reminds me that all that is happening in my life is not happening to me, but for me. I am reminded of a lesson I learned a few times in my life from gardeners. Each of the gardeners talked with me about how sometimes change to the structure of a plant (pruning) was necessary so that the plant could continue to thrive and produce all it was created to bear.
So when changes come into my life, I give thanks for the Ultimate Consciousness who does for me what I need at all times. I am grateful for all the changes, which are happening for me. I am grateful for being able to love my life and myself unconditionally.