There are days when you just wish that something would change. The same ol’ same ol’ just seems to roll along. And then there are the days you wished that things wouldn’t change. What happened? How did things turn upside down?
One simple word to explain both situations: Life.
If you don’t find that comforting, let’s call it the cycle of life. Because cycles keep on rolling. If you can’t wait for a change, no worries. Things will change. If things seem so be changing on all sides, guess what? Change will stop. Things will re-configure.
In life, we are always moving through a cycle: Order, Disorder, Reorder. The first can get a little old and stale. But at least it is predictable and… maybe even feels safe. Then comes the call, the letter, the diagnosis, the pink slip, or maybe just the next step. A child goes off to college, you finish college, a friend moves away, you move away. Something shifts and throws you into disorder.
It is a tough spot. Painful and grief-ful. But life does not stop there. We move through it, find a new way to keep on moving. And life re-orders. It is a new order. But it is the re-order.
And at some point, the reorder becomes the order. And the cycle repeats. From the day we are born until the day we die.
The question is how we move through the cycle… not IF, but HOW.
Listen to this episode of the Thriveology Podcast for moving through the Order/Disorder/Reorder Cycle.