You’ve probably heard of the idea that life is a boat ride, the world our river (or ocean). We are rowing along, doing the work, navigating as best we can.
Water, sometimes roaring rapid-like, takes us for a ride. Not necessarily “off course” but certainly in directions we hadn’t thought we were headed. Perhaps we never aimed our craft over there, at all.
And yet. Here we are. Bobbing in the waves, floating about, where we had no clue we would end up.
This is what the Universe wants to remind us:
tides and currents.
Much like the saying, Time and Tide waits for no person, we are not always in charge of where we sail. Nor are we the ones who get to decide on when to tie up safely and wait out the flash flood or tsunami.
I mean, we ARE. Or rather, we were. When we set this whole shit-show in motion. But, we weren’t actually HERE, wearing our meatsuits and living this physical life, sitting in a dinghy being tossed and splashed.
And now that we’re rowing merrily down the stream, not every single part of it is truly a dream. Some of it is downright nightmarish.
Which is where the whole Acceptance Lesson has to be revisited. We just need to sit back sometimes. And let the water lead. Go gently along, where our little rivers and tiny seas need us to go.
It’s not always an easy choice. In fact, it can be extremely challenging. We have the strength though, I know we do.
And, look at what our validation is saying. We can always pick up our boat and portage until a new option appears. It’s all about the opportunities.
Reconsider a commitment.
You have the right to change your mind.”
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
Today’s Personal message:
is to say that I’m down to only one job now. I had a day off. I rested some and I socialized some. Beginning my new work week on Friday, I’ll keep you posted, and take some more pictures.