Aarrgh! I just got a new computer and that should be good because my old one was dying, but – the adjustments to upgraded software are a headache.
I’ve also been walking with my parents lately as they try to make decisions about possibly moving to a retirement center – also a good thing that will make their life easier…eventually.
I’m thinking about how hard it is to let go of our familiar surroundings, ways of doing things, and patterns, even when they promise good things. It’s like experiencing mini-deaths as we let go of the old to move into the unfamiliar future.
Of course lots of people do this when they move, lose or change jobs, get married or divorced, have or launch a child… Even it if it is a desired change, it takes a while to get comfortable.

Zen Question: How long does it take for the new to become old?