Organic Change

change

No, this is not a post about the beauty of organic foods or lifestyle (though I’m partial to both).

This post is about the beauty of organic change.

While I’ve been accused of making many different mistakes in my life, I can honestly say that living organically has always been a pursuit of mine. That is, living genuinely.

It hasn’t always been beautiful, it’s often been messy… but it has been real, organic.

Yesterday I said good-bye to something that had me living not so organically…

Which is what sparked this discussion and prompted a new train of thought.

There are so many things that create conflict in us, that make us question our purpose or compromise the things we love and believe in. There is no way around the messiness of life, you walk through it and pray to God you make it intact on the other side.

Then again, you do have a choice in how to handle the mess, in how to walk through it and in how you will look on the other side.

Yesterday, I found myself at the threshold of  “the beginning of a beginning” (as they say).

It was rather frustrating, even depressing at first. I soon found myself in a deep discussion with my best friend and was on a roll with my “disappointment in life speech.” I then realized that my disappointment was not in myself or my life, but in the new change.  I randomly spouted off, “this is not organic change!”

Organic change? …

We both paused to think about that for a minute.

What is organic change? I have always thought that organic change was the result of a natural occurrence in life… you know, the progression of High School to College to Marriage to Parenting… or any other life sequence of events.

Well, I am starting to realize that change whether organic or self-prompted, is in fact a part of organic living.

Whether we cause a change to happen, or are directly influenced by a change that we have no control over… we are presented with an opportunity to live genuinely and embrace the next grand adventure.

I know there are many people out there struggling with the gross injustices of change and often ones they have no control over. I know change can be painful, even devastating… However, it also presents the opportunity for a new beginning, a new reflection, a new path and one that might be a hundred times better than the one we were on. I have not always viewed change this way and the next change may not be so grand or easy.

For the moment though; this is something I know must be embraced.

Although this is a random ending, I want to share with you my inspiration from this change… I am choosing to embrace this new uncertainty with expectation and vision. While it may not be easy, I have great hope that it will be worth it.

What makes me happy:

Being creative

Giving and taking care of others

Enjoying beauty

Having adventures

We will see…

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