If we go into life understanding that nothing is forever, it’s so much easier. But we don’t do that. So endings can be tough.
I don’t like endings, myself. I like to stay connected and when I can’t stay connected to whatever has ended, I feel that I’ve failed. It’s hard for me to not own it, even when it’s clear that it’s not my circus and those are not my monkeys.
Oh, transitions! Bumpy roads at times.
Meditation teacher Jack Kornfeld is wise when he talks about “making peace” with the fact that all things end. He doesn’t tell us to “cope with it” or ‘deal with it” but to MAKE PEACE with it.
Which is why I love him.
There is, however, a next step. Once we’ve made peace with endings, well, what then?
And that’s where I have become an expert. The “what now?” question never fazes me because I’ve learned through many, many transitions that there is an effective framework for that question. And the plan that follows.
That, my friends, is how I came to plan this awesome retreat, during which I’ll teach the framework for “what’s next” after whatever life throws at you. Curious? I’d love to talk to you about it.