What is life without growth and movement?
In Adlerian terms, movement equals life. Once movement ceases, there is no life. We have the choice in which direction and how to move in our own life. When we fully own that responsibility, we can align with our true selves and live a healthy and purposeful life.
I have been thinking about this lately, during a time of intense challenge that has me growing and moving more quickly than I’ve done in a long time. I am quite busy with learning and growing and changing, and it is scary and also wonderful. Challenges are opportunities for growth and change.
I am also beginning the “parting” process between Anna’s babyhood and me. It’s a process I’ve been dreading for a while, and I’ve seen it coming. I am a griever. Letting go is hard for me. It seems that the more I heal myself, the more easily I am able to make these transitions without getting stuck in the grief process. I have cried a few times about the “no more babies” topic, and maybe I will some more. And really, we can grieve and be grateful at the same time. Happy it happened, sad that it’s over, and life goes on. Making room for the new, all in the name of movement and change.