“Things falling apart is also a kind of healing.” ~Pema Chödrön
Sometimes, like with this hole in the Berlin Wall, things that fall apart are actually openings to free us from the constraints that we’ve build around ourselves. Although it may not feel like healing at first, time may well show how each falling apart was actually a form of healing that isn’t visible until we can see it in the distance of hindsight.
Where can you see glimpses of healing in the things that have fallen apart in your past?
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“You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure.” ~Paul Coelho
Are you more likely to see yourself as a victim or an adventurer in search of treasure? Both are valid ways to perceive yourself in a given challenge, and your choice makes an enormous difference in how you experience those challenges.
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” ~Pema Chödrön
When you’re going through storms, it’s not easy to keep enough perspective to remember that the storm will pass. It feels like the storm is all there is.
And yet, no matter how difficult things may be, it’s just the weather that’s passing through at this moment.
Coming back to remembering that we are the sky and not the current weather pattern broadens our perspective enough to make the hard times easier to bear.
How does this shift in perspective make it easier to stay with whatever is happening in your life at this moment?
Gratitude comes easily when you see the world through the wondering eyes of a child who has not yet learned to take it for granted.
As I’ve engaged in my daily gratitude practice with the postings at Earthwear Collection, I’ve realized how many of the things that I am grateful for stem from re-seeing the world afresh. Our world is filled with so many wonders that bring so much awe, delight, and gratitude when I just stop taking them for granted long enough to really see them once again.
When I return to that fresh, wondering gaze of a child looking upon a new world, gratitude flows so easily for all of the little things that I have gotten so used to overlooking. That simple shift is available to me every moment of every day, and it not only makes gratitude easy, it completely changes my world!
“Let death be your advisor.” ~Carlos Castaneda
When facing a difficult decision or selecting goals for your life, the reality of your death and the shortness of life can be a great advisor by adjusting your perspective to those things that matter most. When death is your advisor, the superfluous quickly falls away leaving the options that best align with your inner values highlighted.