Friday, February 26, 2016

Ride the waves

Recently my healing touch practitioner reminded me to simply ride the waves of life—the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, the pleasure and the pain. Just stay open to it all. Don't get all bound up in one feeling or another. Don't let one situation consume you. Ride the waves.

What a great image that provides. And it's always a good reminder. For everything in life can contain life lessons for us. We never know what a given situation might teach us. Honestly, I have learned more from those difficult, challenging and painful situations than from the joyful ones. It's helpful to remember that when I face yet another one—don't clench up, Sonia. Don't get stuck in this one.

Poet Rainer Maria Rilke put it this way:
"Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final."

Indeed. No situation is the last word—not until death claims us, that is. And no feeling is final. Ah, here comes another wave. Just relax into it.

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