The Clouds of Change

I enjoy sitting at my thinking place.  It’s where most of my blogs are written.

I came here today, not to write, but to breathe.  So much has been happening that I felt anxious trying to process it all.

When that occurs the best thing for me to do is to step away from the apparent urgencies and take the time to reconnect with…me.

An interesting day from a weather perspective- rainy and chilly one minute then sunny and warm the next.  Looking up at the gray clouds playing with the blue sky beyond, it seems to me the sky is craving more space to show off.

I watch as the wind makes the clouds dance. I see a bunny, that morphs into a dog mid cloud image for blogleap, that transforms into a fierce dragon- all within seconds right before my eyes.

And that’s when it happened.  The tightness in my chest dissipated and a sense of calm descended.  It became abundantly clear that the clouds were a message.

The message being…

Our essence, our being, doesn’t alter as change transforms us into newer, better, smarter versions of ourselves.  We can shift our views.  We can grow as people. But who we are at our core remains steadfast.

And in that there was comfort.

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Writer, speaker, and life coach Heather O'Neill is president of Progressive Image and creator of the Fire in Five program...helping people reconnect and find the joy in their lives.
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4 Responses to The Clouds of Change

  1. Karl M Powers says:

    When I was very young this world beyond my control etched the strain of life upon my soul, deep responsibility way beyond the child I was cut and carved me into the adult that I am, This pressure forced me into the world when @15 I left home in search of my identity, 40 years later I instill in life every day the lessons which were learned at a huge cost, but I was able to learn the true meaning of Humanity and the worth of helping anyone who is need , whether friend or for,, we all as true spirits can give and receive the precious gift called Life, so the next time you meet a stranger, smile and let them know there is Love in the world…

    • FindYourFire says:

      Beautiful comment Karl. Thank you. I’m guessing that at your core you were always good and kind so that when the outside world ‘cut and carved’ you into an experienced adult you remain good and focused on using your lessons to serve.

  2. Dave Wheeler says:

    Simple yet powerful idea. I look forward to reading more along these lines… maybe a follow up on your experiences or a case study or “next step” article. Keep up the good work!

    • FindYourFire says:

      Thanks Dave. I try to keep the blog light. I have numerous articles and programs on change for more depth. A few include a 3 part article series on change in Meeting Professional Magazine (first of three in the March ’16 issue) and the 6 part audio series called Leading the Change. I also do keynotes, coaching, and leadership adventures on the topic. I enjoy it tremendously. Thanks again!

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