When a big wave comes, go deep.
Throughout our lives we inevitably face challenges; some of them small and some immense.
How we adapt to these challenges is, in many ways, what shapes us and how we get to know ourselves at a deeper level beyond the surface.
We can’t stop the waves from coming but we can learn to surf them and dance in the face of adversity.
My faith connects deeply to the understanding that the only way out, is through the other side of the wave.
This is obviously not a #stayathome image of me right now (this was a picture from the old world that we once knew) but it’s where I feel at home, in the ocean, like so many of us do, whether we are in, on, or next to the water - we are all, after-all, from the sea.
My innate love for the water doesn’t come without its fears and the ocean has been one of my greatest teachers in life, where I learn from my shadows and trust my instincts in my reflection.
My fear for so many years was being afraid of what lies beneath.
Taking a deep breath and diving deep beyond the surface requires letting go of #control and having #faith that I will be able to swim back to the surface.
This pause in weightless suspension surrounded by the silent existence of a new world gives me time to deeply #listen and provides me with a new #perspective , feeding me with #gratitude that balances the #fear I feel in these #unknown waters.
It’s how i #choose to #respond with #flexibility that keeps me #safe and gives me the #freedom to #navigate this new world with #courage .
Look how adaptive we are as humans.
We can train ourselves to hold our breath and swim under water.
We can let go of this falsehood of control and in its place find flexibility and balance at this current time in the evolution of the planet.
We spend our lives in avoidance of pain yet, more often that not, the avoidance of pain is what causes us more pain. It’s in the planets pause for breath, that we are no longer able to escape from ourselves or our unhealed traumas.
Sometimes we cling to old ways that we've long outgrown. We stay in situations that are no longer working. We hang onto our issues and our stories so they end up defining us.