In flux. The words mean “in a state of change or uncertainty.”
But they also mean “the act of flowing into or where a stream meets the sea.”
So connection and motion, ripples if you will. The funny thing is, we humans crave both uncertainty and certainty about the same amount.
I feel like I’m usually in some sort of flux.
Sometimes bigger decisions than others but usually moving rapidly
like the flow of water underneath a big ole subglacial lake
Everyone I know, our country, and the world right now is in this state.
You lose your job or can’t find one.
Your home is no longer yours and has been sold.
Your dog needs emergency surgery.
You are incensed with rage at people throwing hate at each other.
You lose someone for whatever reason. Gone.
You don’t have enough money to pay your bills.
The list goes on.
Life is a never-ending set of changes, and I find that I search for an anchor
when mine seems to have pulled up from the sand.
But what do you do when everyone seems adrift?
You tether, together. Hold each other up.
Listen when it’s their turn, let it flow when it is yours.
There is a certain beauty about being off-kilter.
The thing is — people, WE are built for this,
life is fluid, and things change on a dime.
New ideas or new ways or people come into your life and disrupt, change, influence how you feel about yourself and the world.
Do those people and things keep you standing in the proverbial hallway of life
or do they help you walk through a door to your next decision?
Most people don’t actually like change, but they also crave excitement, surprise, and joy.
Find your tether and wrap it around the people and things that support you.
Find your stability and know the battle against the flux.
Know where you stand in a life of constant motion.
With belief. With trust. With letting go of worry. With hope.
And with asking for what you need, when you need it.
The dualistic nature of these opposite paths stable/unstable make living
and loving fully the sweet nectar we all crave.
The ride is bumpy. It says so on the entrance sign.
So hang on. Be strong.
And click that carabiner on the things and people that are good.
Repost from two years ago. Mavens Do It Better carabiners made a few months ago. :)
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Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman, Creative Maven,
Heather is a marketer, writer, playwright, Microsoft MVP and lover of culture and “the why”. She has worked for over 20 years in technology and the arts. Heather lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys traveling the world speaking about Office 365, SharePoint and Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. She is a published playwright, was born and raised in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama, Seattle WA and did a semester abroad at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Heather is always looking for an excuse to go to New Orleans, London, Brooklyn and the list of cities she made in her Dad’s Time/Life map when she was 11.
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