Accepting change takes time, often much longer than anyone wants or allows. In the movement between where we were and where we’re heading, we need to allow space, time to just be, a time for not knowing: the fertile void. As human beings, not machines, we can’t switch ourselves off and on. We need time to withdraw, reflect and restore before we jump in again. We move forward with trepidation, exploring and testing, perhaps taking action, doing things differently, and then a natural stepping back and evaluating. Over time, the new landscape becomes familiar and is less scary...our relationship with family, friends and colleagues, allowing them to support you, is fundamental to how we manage the discomfort of this process. The love of family and friends can help hold us steady when we’re shaken (J. Samuel ‘This too shall pass - stories of change, crisis and hopeful beginnings’).
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