When life is shaking you up and down like a salt or pepper shaker, just stop. Go inside to the center of your power like the eye of a hurricane while things on the outer are being tossed in circles.
Give thanks that you are a witness and not a victim. If you are able to see or observe it from a distance, then you have a chance to walk away from the shuffle. Yes, it may cause some discomfort but change is like that because as the adage goes, “No pain, no gain.”
Realize that you are being shaken from your foundation and the old beliefs and thoughts that no longer serve you must go. They have no place in the new and evolving you that is growing and stretching. New and beautiful islands are formed from unsettling and scary volcano eruptions because Mother Nature knows what she is doing. Similarly, the oyster’s inner agitation produces that priceless pearl.
So, in the midst of mighty change whether on the world stage or within your own soul, first find a safe space. Create a breathing room, a reflective spot or a scenic corner where you can find solace for a short time while the outer things continually spin around and around.
Let the storms of life pass over as you become still. Breathe deeply. Become centered and take time to remember who you are when nobody is looking or demanding your attention. Reflect on times gone by as you acknowledge and bless them. It took every nuance and event to shape who you are today. Now, pause. Salute the new and wonder-filled you that is determined to push right on through!
Lynn M. June 23, 2018