This too shall pass.
This was the topic on the blog last week. If you missed it you can catch, ‘Are You Kicking Yourself for Holding On?’ by clicking here.
Today’s events have led me to a really interesting space: this too shall pass.
Whenever I hear that phrase I don’t know about you, but I think about hardship. Difficult events. Maybe even a traumatic experience. Life and death, really. The phrase conjures up a bleak state of affairs that must be let go of, dealt with or stood up to.
Really quickly, back to my day today.
I was just in my bedroom, folding laundry, feeling high. Why? So many great things have gone on today, I’m just feeling totally blessed, grateful and overjoyed.
- I received another email invitation to do a speaking event;
- I taught an exceptional Reiki I class at the hospital and was given verbal praise about my methods;
- I felt really, really productive, energized and proud of myself today;
- I jammed out to some really great Live moe. in the car riding home;
- A colleague of mine whom I look up to and respect (Annette Tersigni) said and I quote: “Your writing is getting better all the time”;
- I just noticed the night sky and the colors are gorgeous!
You can imagine how the above events have made me feel: happy, proud, energized, uplifted, positive, even giddy.
Now back to ‘This too shall pass’.
As I was folding my laundry those four little words came to mind. And very quickly after I had that thought I received an image of a roller coaster. You know those really large ones at the major amusement parks that roll up and down, leaving the stomach in the throat at every drop!
Immediately after I pictured the roller coaster I saw another graphic flash before my mind’s eye:
The white knuckles of a closed fist.
Holding on. Attachment. Gripping and grasping at keeping whatever control we have over some outcome we desire.
While walking to the bus, riding the shuttle, driving my car home, walking my dogs and folding laundry I felt high. Literally.
Yet I had that creeping sensation that I could very well wake up tomorrow feeling lower. Down. Maybe even blue?
This too shall pass.
The emotions come and go. Even the great ones. Even the ones we want to keep. Even the feelings we enjoy, we desire, we do all of the ‘self-improvement’ work to get to.
Even the good will pass and that’s that.
We often strive to remain at such a high vibration for a continuous length of time. But guess what? This in and of itself is one of the underlying causes of our own stress.
Emotions are not meant to be stationary. They come and go. Ebb and flow. Rise and fall. Feeling move through us. Allowing them to flow gives us room to enjoy every moment of our lives.
As my meditation book reminded me today:
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thoughts? Reactions? Please leave a comment, question or reflection below. We all learn, grow, change and heal through each others’ stories and experiences. Thank you for reading. Enjoy your health today!