Q: I know life is a constant change like a kaleidoscope. What about when the important "changeless" things change? Like a belief system I was raised in, and a close sister who decides, after 55 years, to drop out of the family? A.W.
A: These days the fundamentals of life seem to be changing more and more, transforming into the unexpected and what was previously unknown.
The ideals, idylls, and idols are all up for review and transformation.
An ideal is a goal we've held that no longer serves us.
An idyll is a fantasy or play we've entertained that no longer serves.
An idol is anything that stands in the way of our growth and healthy development.
I recently read a quote by Deepak Chopra, stating that there are two symptoms of enlightenment: 1) We stop worrying, and become light-hearted and full of joy. 2) Meaningful "coincidences" become more frequent, until life is filled with synchronicities, to the point of becoming miraculous.
Such an attitude helps us move through the grief of the losses, to fill the spaces that are left with infinite being, full of joy.