The Atacama Desert is Blooming. Rainfall is an edge to grow against, for all life, within a desert.
Change, while scary for most people, can be very beautiful.
Know the two sides of change:
For (1) those who witness change and (2) those who are within change.
Change in the desert looks beautiful for us outside of it. Yet for the plants, it’s a harsh race for survival. They have to be extra bright to attract pollinators. The plants only have briefest moments to work against and survive to a next generation.
It’s easy to see beauty when change is outside of ourselves. It’s harder to see beauty within our own personal change. It’s often after the fact when having time to digest everything (to be outside the change for a moment) that we see the beauty of our own change.
Change represents an edge, that edge can be the difference between life and death. In more extreme environments, edges are the path for survival. This is why it’s hard to see beauty for our own change, we are often working hard to survive the change. So, if possible, take time to pause within any larger change you are within to help yourself gain perspective, this will you help craft the beauty to come. However, it’s also important after surviving change to take time,reflect upon what has happen, and then continue evolving the process along. If you are living then change never truly stops. (We merely pause once in awhile to rest and extend our awareness so we can add grace to our process of change.)
Work with your own edges to be graceful. Yes others will see you bloom. Yet, be aware while it’s beautiful for others, it’s hard nail biting work for you. We often don’t get to appreciate the beauty of our own edges (After all we are then being too busy to survive against that edge).
This is why I am teaching this now. Always turn around the hard change moments of life around to be more than just about survival. Always include some energy towards the beauty that can also come out of the process.