Perhaps you’ll remember that my word of the year for 2019 is ‘Light’. So although so far, the year has considered of some ups and downs, I’m trying to shine light within myself. I’m trying to pull out of those dark places, the real me who is hiding. Hiding under layers of pain and heartbreak. Hiding under untruths that I’ve taken on board from other people’s opinions. Masking the guilt of wrong choices made. Camouflaging the fear of failure, the lack of belief in my own power. I realize that this year I’m being called not just to change but to transformation.
Change or Transformation?
Change is something I’ve undertaken often. It was a part of my life as I grew up in an Army home. Changing towns. Changing homes. Changing schools. Changing friends.
As I grew older, I’ve changed jobs, careers, cities. I’ve been an employee and an employer. I’ve been part of starting a movement, an NGO and a partnership firm. I’ve worked from home and now I’ve just set up a small studio to work out from. In short, change is my friend.
Transformation? That’s a much deeper idea than change. This year, I’m trying to work not just on change but on transformation.
This is not a time of mere change. This is a time of transformation, and transformation comes not out of scarcity but out of the context of possibility, responsibility, and sufficiency.
How am I going about this? By questioning my values, the guiding principles of my life, and trying to find the essential elements of my character.
This is taking a lot more work. This calls for a lot of “down time” – time to just be, to reflect, to dig deeper into myself.
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Your eternal light will come through and brighten the life of others as well. A big hug to a lady who is rock solid and yet warm and loving.
Hugs, Balaka. And thank you. Your words mean a lot to me.
Change as well as transformation are difficult processes that test our limits and patience, and also strength. For me, the past few years have been full of changes–and it’s only when as I went through these tough times that I realised I need to change, transform my thinking, my attitudes, myself, if I wish to live peacefully.
Your journey is very inspiring, Shilpa. ♥
Aww…thank you, Corinne! I am doing what I can to make my life peaceful and happy.
Changing is the easy part , feeling g it to the core is what takes effort and that’s true transformation. This was good food for thoughts.
So right! It takes time and effort.
Transformation takes a lot of invisible, super-hard work. All the best on this inner journey, Corinne. I know your energy will brighten us all who love you.
Yes, it does, Damyanti. It’s wonderful to have people like you in my corner! ♥
I think while change is situational and external, transformation is internalizing that change and owning it. You are amazing, Corinne and I am sure you will be able to dig into your personality and shine as always.
What a great way of putting it, Parul. Thank you.
Seems like it. Sorry, Parul.
Got it. Got it
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