I have often stated my belief that the only constant in the physical universe is change. Nothing is ever as it was or as it will become. Life is fluid and flows like the water that is our physical source. As we may not survive this life without water, neither may we survive life without change.
Change during life is kind of like flying in an airliner at 30,000 feet at 450 miles per hour. The sensation of movement is minimal, at least until the airliner passes through turbulence. We are reminded at that time that we are indeed having a moment and our feet are not on the ground.
There are those times in Life when change is more pronounced, and I like to call them Transitions. Many of us are aware of these times, knowing that they will come, but are then not prepared when they do. Your initial Transition, as a Spiritual Being, occurred at your birth, and your final one in this life will be at your passing back into Spirit, but there are many others that happen in-between. For example, learning to walk and to verbally communicate, beginning school, the first embrace with romance, graduation from school, marriage, the birth of you first child and the day he or she leaves your home for good, the passing of your parents; all of these moments are like that turbulence at 30,000 feet, the bump that makes you realize you are not grounded.
Many Transition moments are difficult to plan for as they are new to your personal experience and you must find your way through them, but it can be very beneficial to consciously realize it when you find yourself involved in one. As the panic sets in, your rational mind will intrude to direct you.
A Transition can be seen to be a time to rejoice, for your life and it's experience is taking a new direction full of unimagined wonders. In change is growth, and a Transition is but the first step into a new chapter of your adventure.
Be on the look-out for a Transition; embrace it as it occurs and then take a leap of faith forward.