Where have you noticed ebbs and flows during changes in your life? Leave a comment and get the conversation started!
Sometimes change flows quickly, racing towards the shore, stopping for nothing or no one; other times it ebbs, slowly meandering as it makes its way back out to sea.
Unlike the ocean, however, change has no tide table.
Riding the waves of change requires the ability to observe, through watching, listening and feeling, whether you’re in an ebb or a flow, and responding in ways that support the delicate balance between the two.
Taking purposeful and focused action when an ebb is coming, helps to prevent us from becoming Stuck In The Mud (or in this metaphor, the sand); taking an intentional step back from the urge to race too far ahead of the wave in Busy Bee fashion, helps us to keep our heads above water when the wave begins to crash.
Recognizing and adjusting to subtle shifts along the way keeps us upright. But one of the wonderful things about change is its fluidity; even if we take a spill, as long as we have the courage to get back on our board and try again, we know there will always be another wave on which to practice.
About the Author
Megan Rounds, Ed.D. is owner and principle perculator of perculcha, llc.
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