“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
~ Rumi, The Essential Rumi
Occasionally things happen which give my world a good shake up. Sometimes it’s a gut punch. Sometimes it’s the most incredible blessing that I never saw coming.
I’ve learned to appreciate these paradoxical moments. I now see that one is less without the other. You need both, in order to have the contrast which makes each experience more meaningful. More honest. More real.
Both grow you.
Both help define you.
It’s a balancing act.
No point giving in to the pain. No point surrendering to the beauty.
There’s a balancing point somewhere in the middle.
When you find it, you realise that it’s all okay.
You see that love is the answer to every question.
Whatever you’re going through right now, look for that balancing point. Use your heart to orient you to that middle ground.
Everything passes. Everything changes.