• Mary Ann "Skipper"
  • 2021
  • 0

What Do Linus, Trapeze Artists, and Fall Have in Common?Fall is a time of change and transition.
The leaves turn from green
to fabulous shades of orange, brown and yellow,
school starts again and the Jewish New Year
signals a new beginning.

For some of us, change is exciting.
We are eager to leave one state
and transition to another.
For many of us, change is scary.
We are afraid to let go,
fearful of the unknown or failure,
and anxious if it doesn’t work out.

We lose sight of possible opportunities
or can’t imagine ourselves in a new space.
For most of us, the time between leaving one place
and arriving at the next is the most frightening.
Marilyn Ferguson says, “It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer.
There is nothing to hold on to.”

Change and transition require us
to be a trapeze artist.
We have to let go of one bar
to fly to the other.
The temporary place between is a part of the process.
And yes, it may be the scariest because
there is nothing to hold on to.
Having trust, belief in ourselves, and a supportive squad
help ease the discomfort.

Julia Cameron says, “Leap and the net will appear.”
This was my mantra when I left a real estate career
to start my coaching business 18 years ago.
That place when we leap
is when we are most alive, present, and vulnerable.

It is our ticket to the next adventure.
Enjoy the flight between. Enjoy the journey!!