7 Creative Ways To Embrace Change

“When one door closes another door opens.”

I’m feeling very reluctant to close the door on this year–which has been one of the most amazing years of my life and I truthfully don’t want it to end.

But I have to believe the above quote.  Even though this has been an incredible journey and the current chapter is coming to a close, I want to view it as a doorway into a new beginning.

So, what lessons have I learned during this latest adventure to help me make important changes for my future?

1.  Keep it simple.

2.  Be true to yourself.

3.  Don’t make comparisons.

4.  Be YOUR 100%.

5.  Be patient with yourself. (Nobody’s perfect)

6.  Everyone has the same problems and insecurities.

7.  Be persistent.  Or, ‘keep-a-goin” as my grandmother used to say.

“We have to complete the past to embrace the future.” Jack Canfield’s Success Principle #29.

Hurts, fears and anger can hold one down like an anchor. Releasing these can help us complete our past. Rather than fear the future we can learn to embrace it.

Or, as John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

In meditation, I like to envision it like this:

Fresh, light energy coming into me to replace yesterday’s burned out bits and pieces.  Envisioning the new energy cycling through my body in a figure eight pattern-with no beginning or end-feels like I’m flushing out the negatives and what wasn’t working the day before and replacing it with the chance for new opportunities.

Gotta make room for the good stuff to happen.

So, as my amazing year gradually cycles to a close I look forward to the next chapter which I anticipate will be just exciting-if not more exciting-than the past one.

After all, it’s not an end, just the beginning of a whole, new world of possibilities.

What about you?  What changes have you made or are thinking about making for the better as we approach year’s end?

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