any way of living is really just an interdependent network of habits, and when you make a change many of these connections get broken. replace a habit or two and before you know it a whole handful of things have shifted and no longer fit like they used to. after a shift there will be holes in your network at first. you need to put all your habits back together again, and that’s not always an easy thing to do. it can be daunting, scary even.

so wading into new territory, even unarguably better territory, means you don’t always know how things are going to come together. if you’ve been doing the same thing for years, even if it doesn’t work that well, at least you know that it works poorly in a predictable way. shortfalls may be common but blunders are rare. this is probably a major reason why it’s so hard for human beings to make a lasting major change in life, even if it may lead in a better direction. change the way you do something, and in other areas what used to work might not work anymore.

as we go through these tricky areas of initial transition it’s important to keep in mind that god is love, and that it is this force of love that guides and shapes the world. despite rocky starts, go forward into the unknown with a sense love and comfort, and know that you are not alone.