Comments on: Growing Wings: The Power of Change http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/ Creating Your Right Life - inspiration & tools for empowered living Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:55:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Kathleen Levy http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-154 Fri, 02 May 2014 19:28:23 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-154 Hi Martha. I loved today’s metamorphosis article. I am 68 and have lived long enough to experience many significant losses. I have also noticed that some people I have known, also suffer losses and seem to, ‘bounce’. That is, they seem to be able to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and begin again without ever experiencing any of the, ‘dark night of the soul’ stuff. I have done SO much of that. I get it…the whole death/rebirth/transformation thing. However, after a certain number of those, they began to seem, ‘overrated’ to me. I never, ever want to go through another one of those periods and yet I do want changes and a better life for myself. I am willing to work hard and do just about anything (legal/moral, etc) to learn how to, ‘start again’ and skip the hell part. I welcome your comments.

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By: How Downsizing Can Be Like The Birth of a New Life | Kathy Donchak http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-153 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:55:38 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-153 [...] Martha Beck explains this well as she explains that we humans do this—not physically but psychologically. All of us will experience metamorphosis several times during our lives, exchanging one identity for another. [...]

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By: Meltdown | Maren Hasse http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-152 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:03:35 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-152 [...] the MBI program.  What I do know is that I am in true “Phase One” of Martha’s Metamorphosis model of change.  She likens her model of change, or “change cycle” to that of the metamorphosis of [...]

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By: Moving From Me To We.com » Blog Archive http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-151 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:45:20 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-151 [...] work situation, what Jim Collins calls “the sweet spot” and Martha Beck describes as the “Promised Land” Slim calls it “dangerous.” You are not challenging yourself to hone your core mastery and [...]

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By: Jehna http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-150 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:58:57 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-150 Hi Sandy,

I started crying as I read your post. Thank you for sharing your story. The losses of your friends, family and especially your daughter. I have lost much myself these last four years…both of my parents, sister in-law, went through a divorce and 2 other break ups, additionally, I lost my home, moved eight times and laid off from two jobs. For a long while I was numb but finally the metamorphosis is coming to an end, I can feel the phoenix rising…

Hang in there, your post really inspired me, your vulnerability touched my heart deeply. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope it is a little easier with each passing day, I noticed it was written back in April 2012 and we are now in Dec 2013

Thank you and wishing you peace.
Jehna

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By: Gabrielle http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-149 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:35:14 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-149 I am so happy I came across your website and this post in specific. Without always consciously realizing it I have been in my own state of transition for years now. Starting in my early high school years I become involved with drugs and excessive drinking. This lasted through college causing me to graduate two years later than planned. While I am grateful for the fact I was able to still obtain my degree I have been blaming myself for who I was during this time and not accepting the fact that this phase does not define my entire life. I’m finally at a point where I can accept who I was then and realize that I am a changed person (for the better). I now want to help others and I think right now I am between Phases 3 and 4 because I have an idea of what I’d like to do but I have yet to put much into action. I’m hoping to gain the strength to push forward soon!

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By: Quitting the Law: The First 100 Days | QuitLaw.Biz http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-148 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:11:56 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-148 [...] Coach and O Magazine columnist Martha Beck has written a great deal about this time of transition in our lives — a time when we have let go of the old, but the new is yet to be born. [...]

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By: DNA Re-mix | SeekSenseShare http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-147 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:50:48 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-147 [...] For a much more eloquent exploration of the butterfly analogy, read Martha Beck’s blog post Growing Wings: The Power of Change  or her book Steering by Starlight. I attribute much of my resilience and success to this book; a [...]

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By: Judy http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-146 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:13:48 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-146 This article is dead on with my life. My son has moved on with his life and is not responding. We had some hard moments between us and it feels like as you described death. I have made my vision board and like the lady above moved to Florida. I have struggled for the last18 months with living arrangements. Now I am trying to create a new life my new vision includes a social life and being healthy and happy. Now that things have settled I am working through my grief with lots of tears and trying to find a way to financially afford becoming involved in social functions. This area is blessed with a strong meet-ups web sight that includes walking clubs dinners etc which requires additional budgeting

Webb sites like yours and the daily love have been a blessing. Thank you ever much for your insight

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By: Tara http://marthabeck.com/2003/01/growing-wings-the-power-of-change/#comment-145 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:31:03 +0000 http://marthabeck.com/?p=4645#comment-145 Hi Sandy,
I am so sorry for your loss. I was going to leave a comment of my own , but I was so moved by your comment and bravery I wanted to respond. Not only will I be thinking of you, but it is so inspiring to me to hear you reaching out, not practicing avoidance behavior ( I am new to Martha, and she had a recent post about this), and sharing what you are going through. Thank you. Again I will be thinking of you…
Tara
btw, I too live with a little dog here in Florida!

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