Sometimes, life throws us periods and episodes of hardships and obstacles that seem as though they’ll never end.
We’ve all been there.
And yet, we are still standing! Despite those days and chapters where it feels as though we’ve been assigned our own personal rain cloud, our own individual histories can show that its always a matter a time before the sun breaks through the clouds again. Despite how many times we’ve been stepped on or kicked down, our relentless and resilient roots hold us firm and in time, we come to blossom again.
And often, we return as a greater force.
If you are currently spiraling in one of your life’s slumps, this message is especially for you.
Whatever it is that you’re experiencing in this moment, no matter how uncomfortable, frightening or painful it maybe, you’re ready for it.
A much older and wiser friend once told me that the Universe only gives us what we need to evolve… we are sent the people and circumstances necessary to receive lessons we’re prepared to decipher. Your capability and power is a collection of all accumulated moments of your life.
Do not underestimate your power to overcome this.
Believe in your ability to rise above your adversities and to meet yourself on the other side of obstacles and resistance as a new deeply lived you.
Take a moment to look back on your life lived thus far. Reflect and search for a time or moment in your life where you felt as if it were you against the world. What was the outcome? How did you grow from it? What lessons did it present?
How did it make you stronger?
With each peak of the mountain of life you are presented with an opportunity to navigate hardship with more skillful means and tact. With each summit ascended you are called to determine how to cause the least pain and suffering, both for yourself and others.
“You’ve been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.”
Just as others have embodied and modeled strength, earnest effort and the capacity to overcome, you conquering this storm creates ripples for others to witness and have faith in their ability to persevere.
As you know from past triumphs and surviving the rough patches, it’s often the most difficult moments in life that teach us the most. Savor the lessons. Breathe in this moment. Open your heart for self-compassion and kindness.
Find acceptance and spaciousness where the mind otherwise tries to create resistance and unnecessary suffering.
“I would like to beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart, and to love the questions themselves as though they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you wouldn’t be able to understand them. The point is to live everything – live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday, far into the future, you will gradually, without even knowing it, live your way into the answers.” -Rainer Maria Rilke