Strength comes from struggle--not success
Your altitude is determined by your attitude during times of struggle
The music playing in your story is ringing
The war drums are banging
It's time to wake up
It's time to fight
To push past the struggle--and see what's on the other side
Dive into the struggle. Swim around the murky waters. Many dare not go too deep for fear of drowning. And so they retreat.
Others struggle--back and forth--back and forth--back and forth
They decide these murky waters are worth swimming around in. That it's worth the fight.
So they struggle.
AND finally, they reach the path. A lesson learned. Strength found. They realize their imperfections and release them into the world. Because with battle--they become strong(er)--tough(er)--and more resilient.
And with each battle--they learn compassion for themselves, balance of emotions and learn to experience life fully.
"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go"
You don't need rollercoasters, skydiving, or mountain climbing (even though they are awesome) to fully experience life.
And breathe when you want.
This practice allows for the full experience.
The Past 10 Days
I shut off. Emotionless. The days were drudgery. My vitality--my energy--seemingly gone. Hijacked. My zest for life, the same.
But I trained each day. More stress meant tougher workouts. What was easy days before seemed infinitely more difficult.
All I wanted was to sleep until the feeling went away. But life kept throwing rocks at me. Daring me to fight back. Resistance knew I was weak and it's stronghold it had on me was nearly suffocating. The Yin and Yang of my life was taking me for a ride. My habits went fro healthy to unhealthy. My thoughts, the same. Action as limited. Stress mounted.
But today, my body showed me--my heart yelled--IT'S BIGGER THAN YOU.
It's not just about you.
It's about everyone in your life.
And if you quit
If you sputter for too long
The people around you will suffer
And you may not get another chance with them
So pick yourself up
Do whatever it takes
Because this fight is Bigger Than You
Shine Your Light,