Life is a journey filled with change. This is becoming more apparent to me daily by the reactions I am encountering with my changing. Not everyone enjoys the new me. Sad, but true.
Here is the secret though… I get it. My new path is scarier than hell at times from this point of view. I can only imagine what it is like for people the who depended on my always being available. I mean it has to be hard for them. Especially if they can’t see how they are reacting to the changes in my life.
I am running in to situations where it is pretty obvious that folks aren’t thrilled. Wait. Scratch that. They are happy for me, but they aren’t happy with how my changes are affecting them. One example is mom. She loves that I am so social now and loves to hear what I am doing. The problem is I am not home as much. This translates to her being alone a lot more. She doesn’t enjoy being alone. Never has and never will.
In the past I would have given up my new path to meet the needs of others in my life. Now? No, I am not willing to do that. I am willing to compromise. One thing I am going to do is bring Mom with me to some of my outings. I think she would love to meet new people.
This attitude is one of the changes in me. I am not willing to stop my life for anyone any longer. I also will not react with anger to them. I offer compassion and when I can, compromise. People in my life have to decide if they can meet me half way. That I have no control over and I am okay with that.
Question of the day is how do you react to change in others? Are you willing to grow with them or do you get angry?
Peace and blessings my friends.