Time to face the change…Ch-Ch-Change-e-es.
Remember the song? It was on my mind the past several days. Sometimes I wake up and I have song playing in my head, and this one seems quite appropriate for the times we are in.
Like many families we have experienced some big changes.
I was just talking to my husband this morning about what he wanted to do in May since he has been furloughed from his job of 21 years. Instead of seeing this as a fearful and scary place, what new opportunities would he like to take on that would actually be fun. He has been given a huge gift of time.
Often, we WISH for more time. Now we have it. So, what are you going to do with it that would feel really expansive? What would allow you to have an experience of freedom when faced with more time on your hands?
I read a quote this morning,
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. Things that we had postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. [A] crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.”
The Chinese symbol for crisis is the combination of danger+ opportunity. I love how that allows us to see any crisis as an opportunity its to grow, expand and step into unlimited possibilities that we have not seen before. This is a time where we GET TO choose to expand, or we shrink in fear. One way opens us up to joy, innovation and creativity, the other leads us into the dark hole of doubt, fear and scarcity. Either way, it is a choice.
I’m curious, How will you use this crisis as an opportunity for growth and change?
What things that you had postponed for too long will you turn your attention to now?
What big step that you thought you couldn’t take before will you take now?
What an amazing opportunity we have NOW to take action and innovate that give us greater flow, freedom and possibility. I’m excited to see what lies ahead in creating a NEW normal.