Transitions… A many-splendoured thing. A many-complicated thing.
– A previous whatsapp status of mine.
One could perhaps say that life itself is one long transition. Spanning from when you are born to when you die.
Or you may regard transitions as the more literal,
…movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage…etc., to another. – dictionary.com
For the last 2 years, the theme of â€˜transitionâ€™ seems to be all around me. People leaving and joining the team I work with, changes in how and where we work, socio-political climate (locally & globally) in flux, people passing on from this life, and so on and so on…
The only constant is change.
A line apparently misattributed to Heraclitus of Ephesus. The Greek â€˜Weepingâ€™ philosopher known for his doctrine of change.*
If this is indeed the case -change the only constant-, how can we prepare ourselves to navigate the ongoing, recurring, transitions? What remains constant? What is our anchor?
On this occasion I wonâ€™t seek to offer any summary conclusion. Iâ€™ll just leave you with your own musings and a quote from Saint Thomas Aquinas.
*If you’re up for a bit of a read about Heraclitus of Ephesus, there is an interesting overview hear.