This is not recent news obviously, life is hard and the longing to find meaning and purpose in it can sometimes be so overwhelmingly suffocating. I have found that it is really the fighting against this quite ‘normal’ part of life; which is the fact that we have difficult times. Every time something hard comes up (which is about every other day if not more often) I tend to turn to defeat mode….complaining mode? Why me mode? I would like to instead REMEMBER that acceptance of what IS can make life more and more beautiful even when its ugly~
People die, people get sick, cars break down, bills need to get paid, kids taken care off etc etc. But why hold my breath until everything ‘gets done’ or ‘gets resolved’? Why wait to release the breath of relief when someone did not die, or did not get sick, or once all the the bills got paid or xyzgood? It is wonderful to sigh relief and enjoy when pleasurable events happen- of course! But today I realized (once again) that I think we rob ourselves of observing mindfully the other percentage of life when we are experiencing not so pleasurable times.
Accepting that I can not change people, places or things but only myself; my perspective; my beliefs about life and love and the Mystery of it all is a joy. Patience, is seeing again with fresh eyes, that life is THE journey and HOW I travel and not just the end result. ~
So today, I am patient…with myself, my family, my continuing backyard construction that I wish were done already, my crazy Houdini escaping dog who keeps running out and scaring the neighbors, and the big ‘to do’ list. Bring it on LIFE. Thank you~ There is space for it all.