We all undergo multiple transitions throughout our lifetimes. From embryo to fetus, from newborn to toddler, and on and on until we reach old age and await our final transition from physical into spiritual form. These are all physical transitions and only reflect the outward layers of transformation that we withstand as human beings. There are many other transitions that we endure including spiritual transformation, emotional, mental, psychological, financial, etc. Regardless of which transitional phase we go through in life, the process of transition is the same for us all.
There are an array of emotions that are associated with the transitional phases of life. Some emotions that we experience during the process of transition are anxiety, denial, regret, and depression. During these moments it may seem as if the transition is never ending and that we will never survive this phase of our life. The pain is unbearable and often we are not capable of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We forget that we’ve gone through this process time and time again and that we’ve always endured.
We do not allow ourselves to get stuck in the process of transition. We recognize that the emotions that we experience are simply growing pains and that we must push pass the pain in order to get to the other side. There is always a small token waiting for us at the end of every transition, perhaps a new relationship, a new career, or even a new child. With every transition, we experience pain in order to give “birth” to something greater.
We must push pass the labor pains to prepare for the greatness that we will give “birth” to. Approach every transition with the same zeal that you did as a adolescent, eager to move forward into your teenage years. Recall the days of your youth when you could not wait to be 18 and then 21. Enjoy each day and every moment. Recognize that where ever you are in life, it is where you are meant to be. Your new “baby” is waiting for you on the other side of this pain. Push!