Whopper of a Transition–Part 3.

New Beginnings–We’re Not There Yet

Even though we are still sheltering in with schools and businesses closed, here’s a preview of the third stage of transition. The New Beginning.

John O’Donohue captures this in the first stanza of For a New Beginning.
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

Government officials tell us that the new beginning will be phased in. This raises many questions.

–Are we ready to emerge?
–How do we know when we’ve been in the neutral zone/time of uncertainty long enough?
–How can we begin to see pieces of the new coming into form?
–What new habits might we take into the new beginning?
–Who is the new you that you’re starting to notice?

Here is my interview on The Stages of Transition in the Midst of Coronavirus.

Questions of the Week   

What hints of a new beginning do you see?
How do we know when we are ready for a new beginning?
What do you want to take forward?

Practice of the Week

Self-Observation: Hints of New Beginnings

Notice what feels new and different. In what way could this be a new beginning?