When change is on the horizon, no matter how big or small, it can have a trickle down effect to the present moment. Things start to look different, feel different, and in fact, are different. When change is necessary, or just inevitable, the process is at once exhilarating and enervating.
It’s so easy to want to keep things the same, simply because we recognize the landscape and are familiar with the language of the road signs. We know what to do, our next movements are predictable without the need for thought or consideration.
When we start down a path of change, it is normal to recognize, in a a cognitive way, that there will be twists and turns, and bumps in the road that we can’t anticipate; we just know that we must accept that that is to come.
But, on some days, I have to admit, these undulations I encounter along the way leave me feeling like I want to jump out of my skin. Too many competing thoughts racing through my mind; things I know I must deal with, sort out, accept, process, knowing that this will require that I patiently spend time in an unfamiliar place, with an unknown language.
When we initiate, or at the very least, welcome change, we are essentially opening the door to the new. But in so doing, in this transition, we also find that we must let go of something. That something can be tangible, or intangible, and no matter, letting go is usually not easy.
So, with this feeling of wanting to jump out of my own skin today, when I came across these these images, of a 170 ft trampoline in a Russian Forest, I realized that perhaps, when you feel like jumping, maybe that is exactly what you should do…in whatever way works.
Do you ever feel like jumping out of your own skin when things get a little uncomfortable? Without a city block’s length of trampoline, how do you find your jump?