There can be no light without darkness, no morning without night, no up without down, no full without empty, we can’t see the stars unless it’s dark …..
During adversity and our toughest moments we get to make a choice. What am I going to do with this? How am I going to make it work? How am I going to make things better? Am I going to let the darkness fully descend on me and let myself fall apart?
Rumi says the wound is the place where the light enters you but I think we need to allow the light in. We can close the shutters and stay in the dark or we can open them and be momentarily blinded by the light until we adjust to the circumstances.
If we allow the light (the solutions, other people, G-d, hope, laughter) into our lives, we can begin to heal.
In my own life when I am going through a challenge if I let the light in, people I am with seem more important than ever and together we look for solutions and become closer in the process.
Thriving instead of just surviving can be accomplished even in tough situations. I’ve seen it with people I know, seemingly insurmountable problems are overcome and even though it’s not easy for them, they learn to accept what is and learn to include it in their lives and find a way to manage. I’m inspired by those people.
None of us are immune to life’s complications. If you find it hard to figure it out yourself look for a counsellor, a coach or a trusted friend to help you step into hope. Sometimes all we need is a hand or kind wise words to pull us into the direction of being able to save ourselves.
If we are open to it, seemingly “coincidental” things occur – people that we need suddenly arrive into our lives, a song is played on the radio with the words we need to hear, we come across a quote on Pinterest that exactly hits the spot. These things are not coincidences, they are moments of Light to help us along the way.
It can get worse before it gets better, however being honest with ourselves and facing the wounds will help to manifest the light in and around us, expanding us and bringing us to a whole new conscious way of being.
May you be blessed with finding easy ways out of your challenges.