Living a beautiful life is pretty easy when all is well, isn’t it? How about when things are not so well?
How about when the bottom falls out from under you? You’re strolling along whistling a happy tune when, suddenly — whomp!
The world drop-kicks you
Why? Why do bad things happen? Well, why not? There’s time for philosophical discussion later. We’ll also have to do some debriefing, analyses and game planning/changing. But first, and throughout, we need to pay attention to the fundamentals of making it through to the other side. Right now, you’re in trouble.
You’re in a free fall:
~Your house is in foreclosure
~You’re called to bail your loved one out of jail for–what?
~You’re standing in line at the food bank
~You wake up to hear someone telling you that you’ll never walk again
But you’re a good person!
Yeah. There’s that. While we’re waiting for karmic re-alignment an ominous voice chuckles, “Hiya baby, let’s play ball!”
When life-altering negative events clobber us, it’s understandable to feel frustrated, sad, resentful, bitter, angry and vengeful. But, is that where we want to stay?
Going over to the dark side
Should we trade our beautiful lives for those in darker dimensions? If we do, it should be a conscious decision. That’s another discussion. For this one….
In the bleak, dark, terrifying moments when things are at their worst; you’re exhausted, depleted, crushed and you hit a wall: You can’t do this anymore.
Remember that, yes, you can. You can and you will.
Find the eye of your storm
When you’re about to lose your grip and get torn away by raging winds, find the eye of your storm. Find your peaceful center. Breathe deeply. Know that you will be okay. Repeat.
Okay, I’m peaceful in the eye of the storm. Now how do I get out of here?
Hang on until daylight
When things are at their most bleak and your thoughts are their most grim, what do you do? You hang on. Hang on in the darkness until daylight breaks.
Focus on what beauty you can find; there is always a tiny shred of beauty somewhere. Sometimes you really have to search. Find it, focus on it and let it expand into your world. Let beauty balance out the bleak.
Keep going and don’t look down
Stay focused, keep going and keep doing what needs to be done. Don’t get sidetracked, don’t detour to the dark side, and don’t look down into the abyss. Hang on with everything you’ve got and you’ll discover new strength.
Discover your beautiful new chapter
You’ll discover that your beautiful life is still there with a new chapter waiting for you. All you have to do is find your way through.
If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill