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DO: embrace change.

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One of the life lessons that comes with age, is that life is not always the same – there are many phases, and change is a continual force that will take hold of your life as it progresses. Before the change comes, it’s typical to be in a state of limbo. You’re figuring out what to do next, and this can be unsettling for the psyche.

It’s the unknown of change that humans fear. Although I’ve experienced it too, this fear continues to puzzle me. Every time I’ve gone through a big change, I’ve found myself in a new chapter with new enchantments. An entirely different moment, no better or worse than what came before. You gain new perspectives, and learn things that you would never have gotten the chance to learn had you stayed put in life. So why are we scared of this?

I’ve come to the conclusion that it is entirely mental.

It’s time to adapt – to face our fears, and learn that change is normal and healthy. To become wise we must gather life experiences through the passage of many phases. So next time you find yourself in that state of limbo, and it’s scaring the crap out of you, don’t let your fears get out of line. Know that it means you have once again come to that point where you can grow from change, and look forward to the surprises that lay ahead – you never know what you’re about to learn.

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Comments

! -July 30, 2011, 9:18AM

Well said, Naomi! Happy weekend!

anna -July 30, 2011, 9:29AM

Nice post! I am indeed floating on a limbo right now. In no time, I’ll be on the move again. Embracing the things ahead of me. Keep inspiring us. =)

Ferbie -July 30, 2011, 10:46AM

“The only thing constant in life is change.” – Yours Truly.

Beautiful. Simple. and True. Thanks for sharing! Sending light and love. Om.

dragon fruit -July 30, 2011, 10:58AM

Amazing post, beautiful. And amazing photography.

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jessica -July 30, 2011, 11:09AM

Every Saturday, I always find that the “Do” is related to me in some way, but today more than ever. Change is ahead for me, and I’m going to have to embrace it, and I know that I’ll be gaining a lot more than what I’ve lost in the long run. Thanks for always inspiring me! :)

shea -July 30, 2011, 11:28AM

saturday “Do”s are one of my favorite things about the weekend

Taylor -July 30, 2011, 12:13PM

Love this! I will have to read this a few times over once we start packing boxes to move.
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erica -July 30, 2011, 2:51PM

I,m realizing more and more that ch
ange is needed. Even with certain relationships.

Christen -July 30, 2011, 3:14PM

beautiful post! very inspiring. thanks for sharing.

Totallyripe -July 30, 2011, 3:23PM

Thank you so much for this! It is much needed~*~*~*gratitude~*~**~*~breathe…

Anonymous -July 30, 2011, 3:58PM

This totally fits my state of mind right now as I am two weeks away from going through a huge change in my life.

KT -July 30, 2011, 4:00PM

Thank you for sharing this! helps to know other people feel the same way about life at times! made my day. :)

Rebecca Renee -July 30, 2011, 4:04PM

This post was absolutely wonderful. I am pretty sure you just put all of my recent emotions into words, and I can now see my life more clear. So, Thank You!

Cortney -July 30, 2011, 5:02PM

Looooooooove

Lily -July 30, 2011, 6:06PM

Your words are amazing. Thank you so much for posting this and helping those of us in Limbo gain perspective.
Beautiful.

Anonymous -July 30, 2011, 8:59PM

naomi, never stop this posts!! you’re amazing!!

VASARELLE -July 31, 2011, 7:25AM

These photographs are absolutely beautiful, my favourite one of the flower…:)

Sanne -July 31, 2011, 8:33AM

Very inspiring and beautiful photographs! :D

alyssa -July 31, 2011, 4:24PM

I LOVE THIS. every image, and the idea of change. so cute. things are always changing.

alyssa -July 31, 2011, 4:24PM

I LOVE THIS. every image, and the idea of change. so cute. things are always changing.

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Sarah B. -July 31, 2011, 5:49PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself! This has been on my mind so much this week. It’s the perfect post to read the day before my move out to the West Coast. Excited for what lies ahead.

Sarah -July 31, 2011, 11:53PM

This really spoke to me. About to move and scared to death. Made me feel a little better.

zara james -August 1, 2011, 6:05AM

Love the vintage look of your photos, surely they was taken recently but has an old feel to it. Amazing and free spirit

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Alexandria Marie -August 1, 2011, 8:04AM

So inspiring!! I like to think of it as when one door closes, another one opens. Keeps me going through the good and/or the bad. Love this blog!!

Sue -August 1, 2011, 11:18AM

it is interesting how things appear in a person’s life…this summer has definitely “scared the crap” out of me. we have been evacuated from our home since June 3 and don’t know when we will be getting back in…our city has experienced a flood that only happens once every 500 years. your article has put a new perspective on things for me…thank you

meganna -August 1, 2011, 7:20PM

thank you so much for this. it was exactly what i needed right now. :)

Susan -August 3, 2011, 12:34PM

I seriously needed to read this; I’ve been in limbo this whole year while in a one-fifth life crisis. Thank you for posting it! :]

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