While we may think we know another or even ourselves, we are each always changing. It’s virtually impossible to claim to “know” anyone. While this can be a disturbing concept, it is also immensely exciting!

By recalling life between birth and 18 year of age, we easily understand the constant changes of growth.

While our changes may become less obvious in later years, it does not mean we’ve stopped changing. And here’s the kicker: Changing is what every other person alive is doing too, whether we realize it and accept it, or not.

Because of this life fact, when we ourselves or another we love expresses a desire to change things up, it does not need to be feared or perceived as a threat. Instead of striking resistance mode, perhaps we can try to honor the urge to experience something different. To test capabilities. To reach new heights. To learn something new. To explore.

While the status quo may feel safe and secure, we are all changing. So the goal? To continually learn about ourselves and those whom we love as the changes are happening. To use these times as opportunities to gain deeper understanding. Not to corner or box ourselves or another in, trying to define how “we know them”—but to instead allow room for expansion of ideas and growth for all.

Few things can be contained in life. If we give all the respect and room for growth, we increase the likelihood that our relationships will flourish.

This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio & my websites.

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