The seven-year cycle
The concept of a seven-year cycle has recently occupied much of my thoughts. With spring in the air, it seems appropriate to slow down and ponder the power of cycles, regeneration, new life and potentially your next chapter.
Coincidence or not, many things in life happen over seven-year increments. You might have heard that every cell in your body replaces itself in a period of seven years or the said "seven-year itch" within a relationship. Even our American economy has seemingly fallen into a seven-year pattern dating back to the Great Depression.
Whether you believe in this seven-year cycle or not, it’s an interesting theory to explore.
If you are like me and find yourself entering what you believe to be a new cycle — leaving a comfort zone to stretch into a more evolved and fulfilled chapter — it's okay to be a little uncomfortable or nervous.
Stretching hurts, change is tough and the unknown can be scary.
With that being said, one thing has remained true for my seven-year-cycle history: When I get comfortable in life, it's time to re-invent and move to the next level of consciousness.
Besides, what's worse than stretch marks, fear or short-term discomfort? Stagnancy, complacency and eventual death. Embrace your new you!
Stretch to expand!
Inward. Onward. Upward!