Generally life ticks along pretty well, right?
Until it doesn’t.
I’ve had a curve ball tossed at me recently, something I could never have seen coming, and it has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. I recall reading somewhere that life throws a big one at you roughly every seven years. Who knows if that’s true, but I have to admit that I have been riding pretty high for awhile now. Does that mean that what goes up must come down? No. And yes.
I know that without the challenges we will never see what we are made of. Without the lows we cannot truly appreciate the highs. Life is not about flat lining, it’s about seeking the peaks, and digging deep in the troughs. Sometimes the sea is calm, sometimes the waves come crashing down on you. But the boat is always there, bobbing away on the big ol’ ocean.
I saw a quote the other day that I’ve clung to – life will give you whatever experience is the most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. Wow. What if THAT were true. What if all of this is part of some grand plan. Learning and development for the soul. Somehow that makes it all feel lighter for me.
As Forrest Gump said, Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes you might pick a yucky coffee chocolate, and sometimes you might strike it lucky with an orange cream. The thing is to focus on the joy of having the box of chocolates in the first place.
All I can do is keep putting one foot in front of the other. I’ve realised I have to be careful not to give all of my energy away. I need some for me. I need to keep doing things that bring me joy and keep me centred. Walks on the beach, meditation, writing, a little bit of me time.
Heading down the rabbit hole is scary, but this is where I’m meant to be right now. When I pop my head up above ground again I know I’ll see the world differently. Through braver, wiser, stronger eyes. xx