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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Predicting and Accepting the ‘Cycles’ of Life

The unpredictable nature of life is one that keeps us going. As in the hungry hunter we continue searching for food. Change sustains us.

Both women and men have their hormonal cycles and so does life have its seemingly scatty sense of ebb and flow.

And whilst all of this can tend to be disconcerting—our cycles clicking here and running awry there—we can be sure that there’s a melding flow and we’re not too distant from the pulse of spiritual connection between folk.

Why is it that people have an affinity with us one day then three days hence all goes quiet?

We can blame the linear movement of life for that.

Times never stand still. People are constantly ‘shifting,’ including ourselves, very much. Although we hate change we can’t help to. We change despite ourselves, in conformation with the Lord and wisdom of life.

Two things can help:

Predicting the Change Cycle

“Expect it when you least expect it.” This is a good motto to have. With this we’re waiting expectantly for the unpredictable to occur. This doesn’t mean we’re paralysed to it, just more ready for it, that’s all.

And now that we’ve predicted it, we welcome it with open arms.

Accepting the Change Cycle

People are fickle as life is fickle. We’ll never truly work it all out. This is why a gleeful acceptance is the key to getting in and getting dirty with life, come what way; certainly against the feeling of distress and confusion we get for missing the thread on certain days.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.


  1. Yes, I am fickle and swayed by emotions, weather and personality defects. It is very encouraging to know that as I move into the future I can do that expecting things to change, it's inevitable. I am also glad to hear that men are hormonally-challenged as well. It is a comfort to come to the realization that no matter what my ups and downs, He is up and ready to lift me up too.

  2. Amen, Shawn. I'm a 'feelings' person so I relate even more so with those ups and downs I think. God bless you, Steve.


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