Hopeworks Recovery Journal
Recovery is about the landslides in our life, not the earthquakes.
Earthquakes are single events that alter the landscape around them forever. They are big overwhelming changes. Many people feel like the only kind of change that is real change is the major landscape altering kind. They expect the one moment of insight, the one moment of new anything that changes everything before in a qualitative way. Real life is seldom a series of earthquakes.
Landslides start with the movement of one small thing that leads to the movement of another small thing that leads to the movement of a bigger thing that leads to a movement of a still bigger things and so on. Landslides are change as process and not as event. We frequently sell the power of small change short. But many real and profound changes are the result of a momentum based on small things. Life is very much that way.
Do not sell your efforts short. Dont minimize the impact of what you do. Maximize the opportunity the small changes in your life offer.
If you are looking for the earthquakes in your life you will miss the chance for starting a landslide that brings you to a new spot you have longed hoped to find.