We received shocking news yesterday. The plant my husband has been working for will cease production and will close down. We knew the situation was not sustainable and something had to happen, this was one of the options. However, when it happens, it’s always a shock, even when things are conducted in a very elegant way, like in this case.
I first thought it was ironic, I always talk about change, how positive it is… I am seeing lots of changes around lately, each of them bigger than the one before. The more I deal with change, the easier it is for me. There’s less and less resistance and more understanding for the need of all systems and all things to change and evolve.
Now I consciously chose to surrender to the changes. I surrender with trust. I trust myself, I trust everyone close to me will be fine.
From my perspective, there’s a big difference between giving up and surrendering. A friend was offering an analogy for me today: surrendering is following the stream, let the river take its course without fighting it, knowing it is the safest thing to do. If you decide to go upstream (resist it), your energy will drain. Giving up in this analogy would mean leting yourself drown.
Right now there’s a need to be with what is present: There’s uncertainty about so many things, sadness to let go of things and people, there’s care for one another. There’s also possibilities, new opportunities. When something ends, something else begins. At present I am even more appreciative of what we have, I enjoy more the little things and little moments. My priorities have changed, they evolve less around what I have to do and more around staying centered, being with loved ones and allowing things to unfold.
Life is full of surprises.