Transitions are times of great danger. The disruption brought on by transitions leaves us vulnerable and exposed. We may fear what lies beyond the transition. Long held routines are torn away leaving us seemingly stranded in an unfamiliar world. We must be cautious with our thoughts, words and actions.
Transitions involve an element of loss or an ending. It takes time to process this, to grieve and accept what is no longer here. It is a very personal process and each of us responds differently. There is no right way or wrong way; there is just a way.
Transitions afford us great opportunity - the opportunity for growth and renewal. While acknowledging what is lost, we can slowly find our way forward. It is a journey that benefits from the support of others but one we must ultimately make on our own.