“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass, under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – Sir John Lubbock

Central to the work of Conscious Transitions is being able to slow down enough to feel your feelings. For whether we’re getting married or moving, pregnant or entering empty nest, our culture encourages us at every turn to move as quickly as possible and fill every available time slot with things to do. When we move quickly and distract with the items on our to-do lists, we avoid feeling our feelings. But eventually the wedding will be over, the baby will be born, you’ll be settled into the new house, and the feelings that you refused to feel will come crashing down on you. So much better to attend during the letting go stage of a transition so that you can embrace the new life without the weight of unshed grief and fear interfering with the joy of the new beginning.

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