Greener grass sometimes looks like the place to step sometimes. Some days it's tiresome to stay in the place we are. Same stuff, same people, same job. Most of us feel restless sometime or another... unchallenged, unexcited about the things at hand.
How do we know when it's time to step out or just stay put? Often we stay with something for the safety it provides. There is comfort in familiarity! When we examine our own patterns and look ourselves in the eye, we know the answer to why we stay or want to get out. Just as often, our childish entitlements get the best of us and we start to think we deserve better than where we are.
A friend and I were lunching and talking about such things. She had recently decided to make a change in her life. That felt right to her. So she took some vacation time to be still with her decision. In the stillness, she realized that the change wasn't so much in doing something different, but in allowing a difference in what she was already doing. She didn't have to jump off any ship or burning building, she could redefine and recreate and add to her current situation.
How cool. I'm so grateful for her sharing her insight! Today's Zentangle tile is in honor of her process: