My mind has been so blank. Actually, it’s not been blank at all, but reeling. Always working, always thinking, always trying to stay one step ahead.
This was suppose to be a time of reflection, relaxation, enjoyment. It has turned out to be the continuation of a very stressful year where one thing after another happens – and they’ve not been very good things.
This is my steadfast belief in life. The ying-yang of it all. Last June and July? The best two months of my life. No, perfection wasn’t quite with every day, but close enough to give the overall impression that this was about as good as it gets. And it was in so many ways. In the back of my mind, I knew there would be a flip side to all that perfection. And there was – and it keeps going. The more the scale is tipped up on one side the more the balance of the other side has to swing back. I’m a realist and that is just the way it goes, right?
What do the good times in life teach us? They teach us to appreciate them, to be grateful for them, to live in the moment of the experience and be fully satisfied. All of those things I did. Those are things that cannot be repeated or captured on video (although it’s awesome when they are). They live in the space that is our memories, our soul remembering the pure joy of the moment.
What do the hard times teach us? The same exact thing if you’re smart and listening to the voices of the universe. Difficult times teach us to let go, to love even when you don’t want to or feel like it, to prioritize what is really important, to slow down.
I’m trying to wait patiently for the ying-yang of my life to balance out and come to a state of equilibrium. Aren’t we all? I’m pretty sure that when I fully learn the lessons life has been teaching me for the past year, the scale will become balanced.