This is a response to the one-word prompt “Transformation” by “The Daily Post.”
We are all different persons at different times in our lives. We are never the same person; we are constantly changing and adapting to our circumstances and such. But only rarely do we have those transformative experiences to where, we literally become a new person and have a new perspective on life. It only happens a few (perhaps 2 to 3 or more) times in one’s lifetime. Even rarer is when we see this transformation happen in someone else. But oh, what a beautiful thing that must be to see happen.
To be able to see the how, when and why a good friend or family member goes through of a positive change that effects their lives and those around them. There is just something amazing about it, and is one thing to hear about it but to witness it happen, just amazing. The same thing applies to ourselves, looking back it is easy for us to know the when, why, and how of our own transformations, but if and when we are able to be aware and to witness it, as we go through the process, such an oportunity in life.
To witness one of those few transformations of self in life whether our own or that of someone else, is to witness something special in life. For after the transformation has taken place, we know just how important that time was for the transformed, so to witness it as it is taken place is like taken a part in it, of it. In some ways, if we are able to witness a transformation either with our selves or someone we know, we are most likely playing an important role in the process.
To witness or be aware of a transformation, we are able to play a direct role in how it plays out, we can slow it down, speed it up, or even stop it completely. Or we can do nothing at all and let things play their course. In some ways being aware of a transformation is like planting and watching a flower grow. We do not do anything other than plant it in the soil and water it from time to time, but nonetheless we do have an indirect role in how it grows and if it grows and blooms. In the mean time we get to watch as this beautiful flower takes shape and blossom.
So that next time you may get the chance to see and witness the transformation of self in someone close to you or even become aware of one happening to you as it happens, no matter what you do, realize just what a special gift you have been given. It would be like watching a great play or symphony take place or seeing an artist at work on a great master piece. It is also a great responsibility as well as a great joy.
When was the last time you were able to witness such an event? Was it of yourself or someone close to you and what did you do? Did you try to stop it, nurture it, or just stand back and watched something amazing at work play out?