* When the Going Gets Tough

 

grounded

When the going gets tough … the tough get grounded.

The past couple of weeks have been like a proverbial roller coaster.  Now I have time to to reflect and share some insights.

I noticed there was a rocky start when I was in shock and denial. Wishing things could be different.  But the more I sat with the reality, the more I let go of resistance and found acceptance.

Yes, there was fear. Fear about what could happen. Fear about loss. Projecting anxiety into the future creates more  worry in the mind … and stress in the body. That is why finding time to pause, walk outside, meditate, BREATHE and practice yoga became so important to me.

Coming into the present moment and accepting the way things are, brings alignment rather than resistance and tension.
The universe aligned the best people and resources to tackle the situation and I knew that we were in good hands.

Since then I found time every day to pause and come fully in the present … and live my own words.

“Life is a series of highs and lows

Be grateful for the highs

Be graceful in the lows

And find contentment in your middle ground.”

The Middle Ground is always there for us every time we pause and bring our attention inwards with an open mind and heart. It is where love and spirit reside.

May you find it for yourself and let it nourish you through the lows of life.

 

49 responses to “* When the Going Gets Tough

  1. Someone I knew had a useful little dictum: “Become like the earth”. The meaning is that whatever the weather, if it be pouring with rain, or if the sun beats down relentlessly, the earth passively absorbs all with no reaction this way or that. H ❤

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  2. Lots of wisdom here, Val. Reflecting on it…and fully agree. But it’s easy to get out of alignment, particularly when the roller coaster is about those we love. Sending love ❤

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    • Thank you Tiny … It is hard to see someone you love suffer. At the end of the day all we can do is take of ourselves and be there for them. As Hariod said, “become like the earth.” 💛

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  3. I like that, be grateful for the highs and graceful in the lows. I wish for you a week of peace, grace and love Val. I often compare my 5 year old’s vivacious spirit for living to a rollercoaster. My goal as her mother is to enjoy the rollercoaster for all of its twists and turns, but not to get into any of the cars myself. Have a wonderful weekend lovely lady!!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your experience here, Val. I hope things get better for you soon and that the roller coaster ride may become softer. The middle ground is always there. It is just harder to focus on it while on the roller coaster ride.

    I, too, think about life as a roller coaster, and I wonder that people actually pay entrance fees and wait in long lines to get into such a wild ride in an amusement park.

    I guess I must have done the same before incarnation. Must have agreed to all the fine print ( – “you will be injured, experience pain, lose patience, and think that life sucks…”). And then waited in line to get into a body. And now I am here, aargh , desperately wanting to know why on Earth I would choose THIS much suffering. But there probably is a good reason for all of it.

    Peace,
    Karin

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