By Christine Spencer
Life is Beautiful Chaos…keep on breathing.
As women, we are challenged every day with choices. The question is what will you do as you face each one of them. Some of these challenges will test our bravery, strength, limitations, and beliefs. Along the way, we will stumble upon obstacles that lead us in a different direction; sometimes these hurdles are really a blessing in disguise (only we don’t realize that at the time). We must be brave enough to stand ‘rooted’ in the wisdom that there are no accidents and that everything is exactly as it should be.
Today, I live in the moment. Every circumstance or situation is an opportunity to grow and learn, a chance to recognize our worth.
In Life by Pema Chordon
“In life, we think the that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem. The real truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together for a time, then they fall back apart. Then they come together and fall apart again. It’s just like that.
Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self-inflicted, when we are expecting the “idea” to overcome the “actual,” or needing things (or people, or places) to be different for us so we can then be happy.
Let the hard things in life break you. Let them effect you. Let them change you. Let those hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher. The experiences of your life are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don’t cop out on that. Don’t run away and hid under your covers. Lean into it.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more . It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity
What is the lesson in the wind? What is the storm trying to tell you? What will you learn if you face it with courage? With full honesty and – lean into it.”