On the spiral path,

Change is embraced

As a necessary part of growth

As we circle around each season again

We notice the subtle ways we have changed

And the wisdom we have gained

We celebrate and grieve

The gains and losses

in our personal

And professional lives

The friendships we have maintained, made or lost

The accomplishments that make us proud

The mistakes that make us humble

And we recognize we are different,

Not the person we were a year ago

And not the person we will be next year

A new knowing accompanies each Season’s arrival

Perhaps that autumn air has a different texture to it

There are layers that you didn’t notice before

The winter chill touches us in a deeper way

Reminding us of what we truly hold dear

The newness of Spring brings possibilities to our minds

We wouldn’t have even dreamt of last year

The intense summer heat is affecting us in new ways

Causing us to cook up different recipes

With a depth of flavor our taste buds can now embrace

Our journey leads us to open and surrender more to the Great Mystery

through the past year’s trials, tribulations and celebrations

And with that opening our senses become sensitized to more nuances

Recognizing a tiny bit more

the vast universe we find ourselves in

The microcosm that goes infinitely within,

and the macrocosm that goes infinitely without

Our place in this vastness becomes

a little bit more defined

a little bit more refined

We are an accumulation of

every stage of our development,

and we are so much more

Who knows what will happen next

when we walk through the coming season’s door

~Sharon Yun

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4 Responses to Change

  1. Peggy A says:

    Beautiful words, Sharon. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  2. Jen Garrison says:

    This is beautiful! I sent it to myself to read again and again. Thank you. Jen G.

  3. katrina yurko says:

    My favorite part is that “we are an accumulation of every stage of our development, and we are so much more”. In other words, we are greater than the sum of our parts. I like this because it is the “thinking person’s” way to walk through the door. The door needs to be acknowledged.
    It strikes me that you are one of “the thinking,” getting ready for the next great mystery !

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