The Ebb and Flow of Life
Are you overwhelmed with so many activities
you don’t know where to start?
Are you always in a hurry but seem to get nowhere?
Do you find yourself in a state of perpetual over-drive?
Do you constantly feel tired?
Perhaps it’s time to take inventory of your life.
Here is an excerpt from an incredibly insightful book written in the early 1900′s by an author who has very wise words about this modern day problem. Apparently this problem is not exclusive to our times.
This author makes reference to life being like the ocean’s waves; incoming waves and outflowing waves…
“Through all creation runs the same ebb and flow, ebb and flow, which you can see in the ocean. It is the life-pulse of creation. And there is in it pulse – the long ebb and flow of spring and fall, the short ebb and flow of your own [body]. Just so there are long spiritual spring-flows and fall-ebbs, and there are the short daily ones you can easily feel. And there are infinitely smaller ones of which you are not yet conscious, but to which you subconsciously respond. The spiritual tides of the One-Power flow in all veins. We feel them, and respond, but we as yet only dimly understand.”
“But where we cannot understand we may trust. As I wandered in the wilderness of ‘ups and downs’, as I descended from Transfiguration Mounts to deep Valleys of Shadows, and then asceded again, and yet was never quite lost, I learned more and more how to trust; until in time I came to KNOW that ‘all things work together for good’ to those who work with them.”
“All nature works, and then rests; works and rests. I caught its rhythm and worked and rested with it. When I felt that inertia stealing over me, I rested; and while resting my power recuperated – the tide rose in me.”
I truly believe the secret to a fulfilling life is to find your balance. For this, one of the things you must practice is listening to what your body tells you. If you’re tired, then you may need to take time-out to unwind: read a book, meditate, take an hour off from your hectic schedule and do something relaxing, like taking a bubble bath or a short nap.
When you see your life in synchrony with nature then it is much easier to go with the ebb and flow of everday living.
I hope this helps you to come more in contact with yourself and take the time to smell the roses!
About The Author
Romy Macias is the owner www.SuccessSecretsforWomen.com and a Bach Flower Therapist.
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