The Duality of Change

How change can give us all the feels - and often they are opposites

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Change.
One of the most profoundly difficult, challenging, chaotic and often painful things we go through in life.

Right now we are all going through huge changes, globally.

On a personal level I have been through so much already since lockdown began, as I am sure many of you have.

The sheer vastness of loss, grief, and feelings of unknown can throw us into a range of emotions.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like a totally different human being from 12 weeks ago.

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.

― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein


In the depths of the hardest parts of emotion there is also a sense of something else.

There is a duality that coexists with each state of being.



I feel deep grief and deep joy.
I feel total chaos and immense creativity.
I feel huge emotion and profound peace.
I feel confusion and presence in the moment.
I feel rum and coke, and dark chocolate and all the sourdough.

Just sayin’ 😬

What are your pairs of feelings and experiences right now?

And how different do you feel as a human since lockdown began?
Or, indeed, since the start of 2020?

I feel as if I have lived several lifetimes in just one week.

Yours in hugs AND squishes,

Giff ❤️

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

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