“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” -Elizabeth Edwards
Storms come in many forms, within or without. Emotional storms are very real, a torrent of intensity and unpredictability. So much power behind them, fueled energetically by varying degrees of opposition in belief and expectation. Just as much potential for catastrophe or construction relative to perspective; perhaps, even, adventure. If you had the chance to harness that power, to convert it into fuel, a motive force, that could propel you anywhere you want to go, wouldn’t you at least try? What if it were something so simple as changing the set of your sails. Changing the angle at which you interact with thing. Shifting your perspective and sight line for your destination. Instead of the wind whipping you, you could grab it and ride it where you wish to go and be. Perhaps it is that simple. Perhaps we have set the sails right already, but we forgot to pull up the anchor, or worse, the cargo hold is filled with luggage from the past, most of which belongs to other people. It’s tricky, no doubt, because the very things that could destroy us are the fuel or skills that, when integrated, make us that much better at life. Doesn’t it make sense though, that instead of trying to control and manipulate what’s around us; wouldn’t it make more sense to change what we know is changeable, US? So, set sail, adventures beyond your wildest imagination await, but only if you can let go of what you have been and pivot into what it takes to get where you want to go.
On this day, I will meditate on how I can move my sails into position so that no matter the direction of the wind, I can head in the direction I wish to go. I will no longer spend my energy paddling up stream or into the wind! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼