Can you relate to making a variety of changes to improve things in your life, but there’s a bigger change waiting for you to take action on? Perhaps you have tried to ignore it or the timing is never ‘right’, yet it’s always in the back of your mind whispering to you. I’ve had two of those big changes that I finally acted on within a year of each other.
First it was the career change, which took me close to a decade to act on. The second most recent one was moving out of my home after close to two decades. The need to move had been in the back of my mind for a very long time but something always held me back. Perhaps all the history and life’s lessons while living under the same tiny roof kept me tethered to it. Perhaps it was a false ‘security blanket’ of independence. But deep down I knew that I needed to let go of it to move forward in my life. It felt like the ‘last’ stone unturned. A feeling that was revealed in life in an unique way one day…
…the rock surfaces were all bare at the water’s edge, but in gently lifting them up a myriad of creatures revealed themselves as a whole new world: shore crabs, periwinkles, barnacles, sea anemones, sea stars and more. One may think a beach is devoid of life unless one takes the time to explore all the surfaces, edges and overhangs that are often rich with life.
In turning this ‘last’ stone of my mine, a whole new world has been revealed to me. An expansion of sorts, a rekindled curiosity to explore these new surfaces and edges with fresh inquisitiveness and an open heart.
What unturned stone, big or small, is whispering to you? What new surfaces and edges are waiting for you to discover?
“Leave no stone unturned” – Euripides