Challenge sounds so much more manageable than struggle. And when we’re in it, we need all the help we can receive.
We may go through phases when we fragment daily, only to piece ourselves together enough to repeat the cycle the next day. You’ve been there, you know what I mean. Thankfully, these cycles aren’t permanent. But it is a treadmill of mindless routine that seems to replace mindful ritual. Yet it’s the routine that allows us to carry on when we are broken down to only the basic elements of getting through the day… the hour…. This too shall pass, I know.
We may find a gift of power hidden in ourselves when we are driven so very far past our limits. It is here where we find another of our deep truths, and more of our passion. Sometimes it is also found by its noted absence during these trials.
I also am comforted by the thought that these truths and passions of Self are also learned through peaceful times–we are not doomed to turmoil in order to grow.
I say it’s time for more of this, now.