In the natural course of everyone’s life many changes occur, physically, spiritually, every aspect of life is subject to change. No one living thing can escape change. It can be difficult for those who believe they have attained their ideal state of being to be faced with changes not sought or desired, some may have struggled for years to achieve this and assumed, once achieved, it would last indefinitely. It is in some way sad that anyone could assume only one state of being could be ideal, as if, only one set of circumstances, only one, could allow them to flourish and be content. What is not being recognized here is that your “ideal state state of being” is not ever about your physical, material surroundings, it is not about the country in which you live nor is it about your financial situation. An ideal state is a state of mind and spirit that travels with you wherever you may go, it is comprised of trust, faith and peace and if you allow yourself to be in and of this state, always, you just may find that the “ideal” is ever present and perpetual, no matter your circumstance or surroundings. Change, as we have said, is inevitable and it’s advent can bring disruption and tension but to mourn the loss of stations obtained is unnecessary, to fear or fight change is to waste energy, for, the ideal state you cling to is fallacy. The ideal state that clings to you, however, is truth. You know that for growth to occur change must also occur. You know that anything that can no longer grow ends, this is the way of life. So, why then would change be seen as an ending only, when truly it is growth, growth that means continued life? This life you lead, this story you tell, has a life of it’s own and it grows and changes also. Life’s life yearns for change, yearns for growth in all directions, never just the one. Allow life to grow and stretch, beloved children, and in so doing truly live the ideal.