Helping people move can be a bit daunting. I used to work for a moving company in my younger days – never found my niche as a mover. My boss would always say, “Skin grows back, wood doesn’t.” But then he’d tell us to hurry it up. I really grew to hate moving. I moved six times between twelve and twenty (not counting working for the moving company). That may not seem much to some of you but it was enough – plenty. There is something nice about roots. Life is a nomadic existence anyway. We inhabit a child’s body, a teen, a young adult, adult, older adult – you get the picture. Moving from an old state of living to a new state of living where truth and meaning are your neighbors is quite a different story. It’s nice to move into a neighborhood like that – when you discover yourself and find that you are content with who you are. That is a pleasant street to live on.
Pope John II once said, “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.” That is more easily said than done, as we say – but he has a point. It takes faith to move or stay put – it takes faith to do either. Sometimes it may seem that moving is the answer to woes you face but the moving you need to do is within – to change your environment, your perspective, your personal culture, and your personal expectations. Trust yourself and your gifts and live by faith. George Lucas put it this way, “Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is.” Your day will be about moving – mine too – so move.