Sometimes life feels broken and beyond repair, but it’s important to know that nothing is ever truly irreparable. In time, we can restore balance as we find ways to flourish and thrive despite the challenges we’ve faced.
There is quite a profound sense of discord and discombobulation at the current time as many of us are still reaching deeply into the quieter moments, but many more are pulling hard in the other direction, trying to return to the normal we used to have.
Life is full of instructions, guidelines, rules and regulations. There are things we must do, mustn’t do, really shouldn’t do and really should do. On the whole, these are designed to make things run more smoothly as we bumble along through life, for the good of us all.
As we continue to re-write the rule books of our lives, there is a sense that we are beginning to think about the bigger picture, from the paths we walk, to the people we interact with, everything is under the microscope for re-evaluation and re-assessment.
As we continue to turn towards the depths of our souls in order to yield to a deeper sense of connection, there is a sense of fracture and chaos around us as the world twists and turns with uncertainty.
As a new decade begins, it’s important to pause for a moment to look back at the decade we’ve just experienced. For a great many souls, this past decade has been one of the most transformative and enlightening ever, but for a great many more it has also been one of the most challenging.
I’m not sure if the words have, as yet, been invented to describe the current moment; there are highs and lows, there are jolts backwards and leaps forwards, there are upward shifts and downward falls. This goes way and beyond a fairground ride to a profound journey within, reaching deeply into the nooks and crannies of the soul.
Last year was undoubtedly the most challenging year of my life, so much so, it has taken me until now to process it and to find the courage to form the words to write about it. I had to face the depths of myself and, as if that wasn’t enough...