Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your life. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Emerson
What a dare!
Experiments require us to embrace change.
Change is constant, afterall.
We all know this by now. Right?
Sometimes change is fun. Oftentimes it also stirs fear, anxiety, and other emotions that feel unmanageable or uncomfortable. The reality is that change introduces many unknowns. It also brings a truth to the surface: we don’t have control over everything.
One of the key components of recovery is reframing. Perceiving change as scary, unsafe, or bad might be a habit of yours. I know I catch myself defaulting to this from time to time. Using the power of reframing guides me back to some empowering truth: change is healthy, change is exciting, and change is safe. From here, I find that change can even be fun! Moving with change is the ultimate experiment.
Change = Experiment = Adventure
What is your relationship to change like right now? Does fear surface or is a sense of excitement and trust present when you reflect on cycles of change?
Invitation: Choose one change happening in your life right now. Imagine this change or transition is an adventure hand-picked for you to get you to an even more fabulous version of living. How does it feel to imagine this change is a stepping stone to get you where you want to go? Practice seeing changes as experiments and adventures.
Experiment! (Emerson dares you.)
Darcy Helene Meehan
As an advocate of Reinvention + Recovery, I work with clients to achieve balance, alignment and purpose in all areas