You know when people keep saying that when you see an iceberg hovering above the ocean surface, you really only see 1/8 of its actual size? For some reason, this image has always given me the chills. This is likely because each time I am reminded of it, I find myself aware of the fact that I have no idea what to expect from the remaining 7/8. There is too much unknown to possibly conceptualize.
Same thing goes with change.
The fear one can have of facing the change happening in front of them may feel like facing the daunting task of visualizing (or attempting to visualize) 7/8 of an iceberg. Whether it is a death in the family, moving to another city, or losing touch with people you may have been very close with, going through the change may feel like your feet have suddenly lost contact with the ground. You are forced to navigate weightlessly, like you are under water.
But, it is always good to remember that you will in time gain the steady weight again (I'm sorry, it just sounded like I'm talking about gaining weight, something that inevitably happens to all of us during the holidays. Okay...now I'm digressing). If you make the choice to take the change in a healthy way and take it one day at a time to accept the shift and learn how you can grow from it, you will find back the ground and slowly conceptualize the remaining bulk of the iceberg. Even if the idea of a dominating size of ice is silently taking over the body of water, you can learn to see it as nothing other than part of the ocean and its composition.
I hope I have not gone too far with the iceberg metaphor, and if I have I sincerely apologize.
More importantly, however, I hope this blog post has made sense in terms of how change can be seen and handled.
P.S. The reason why I did not put a picture of an iceberg in this blog post is simply because, as briefly mentioned, I have a strong fear of icebergs and looking at them. Seriously, like I could not even bring myself to type "iceberg" in Google image search. But, I will see this as an exciting challenge (that is, of little by little visualizing the iceberg).