In the circle of life, growth takes us from one self to another on an infinite, interconnected path of transition. — ShadowsPub
The word “transition” comes to us from the Latin “transito” meaning ‘going across’ or ‘overpassing’. Transition entered the English language during the 15th century and was used in the context of physical transitions. Today we use the word to refer to the shifting from one state or condition to another in both a physical and abstract context.
Our lives are in a constant state of transition as we progress from newborn through to old age in the life cycle. Along the journey, we experience other transitions or shifts from one life to another or one mindset to another. Life transitions are critical periods of personal growth.
Our own personal journeys intertwine with the transitions taking part in the world and society. As I’ve moved through my own life transitions they have taken place against the backdrop of the development of personal computers, the internet, the World Wide Web, the cell phone, online commerce, social media, cryptocurrency, web3 and most recently the rise of AI.
Changes in the wider world impact how I navigate the transitions and growth in my own life. The information I need or want to aid me on my journey is a few clicks away. I can meet and share with others from around the world on a daily basis without leaving my home.
I’ve been on a journey of personal and spiritual growth. The two selves overlap a lot but there are some aspects that are separate. I’ve had some self-discovery to do through examining my past experiences and how they influence my present. Old wounds have been cleaned and given opportunity to heal
As I move forward I’ve been able to use the online world to connect with people experiencing similar transitions. I’ve been able to explore my faith and spirituality through the lens of not only the Christian faith I identify with but also the perspective of other traditions.
We’re in constant transition unless we choose to just plunk ourselves down and do nothing more than let the life cycle run itself out. I’ve…