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Moving Beyond Our Story

July 22, 2013

By Jacinta Hin

Throughout life we are constantly changing. At any given moment, we are ending something, contemplating new choices or stepping into a new situation in our lives. The challenge lies in the process of these changes. Whether we are giving up on coffee, nurturing a broken heart or moving countries, change is always preceded by some time spend in limbo.

These moments of transition, when fully embraced and explored, are treasure grounds for anyone striving to live an authentic and conscious life, loyal to one’s personality, spirit and soul. When we learn how to turn a transitional call into a transformational opportunity, we turn our lives around for the better. We move from small to big and wake up to our true nature and potential, shifting our view of the world and the people around us.

To live in integrity, truthful to our very essence, does not come automatically to most of us. While in transition -  moving towards and eventually into authenticity – we more often than not need a little help. But look at it like this: transitions are life’s toolbox to help us find our way to alignment with our unique path.

In transition we’re able to move beyond the stories we bought into and take full responsibility for the life we created in hit and miss fashion. We learn how to relax into who we really are. We get down to the core, the reason of our existence, our exclusive gift to the world.

People who are seeking their truth often experience a sense of home-coming in transition. Life lightens up. Challenges in the present and ahead, once perceived as insurmountable, become opportunities.  They welcome transitions as periods of self-reflection that allow them to break through the cloud of fear and other negative emotions and find the courage to do the work needed to effect changes.

If the idea of an authentic life appeals to you, learn how to embrace transition. Surrender to the flow of change. Give in to that intuitive feeling that something else is possible.

Be in transition, again and again, for as long as it takes…


About the author: Jacinta Hin was born in the Netherlands and has been living in Tokyo, Japan, since 1989. Her professional background is in human resources, career management and coaching. She is passionate about helping people, herself included, discover new perspectives of possibility, move to embracing and working with their transitions, and designing and realizing changes aligned with who they truly are and what they truly want from their lives.
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