Finding Your Wings

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“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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We all encounter difficult times in our lives….when there is the loss of direction. When life is going well, everything seems to fall into place. But when that the ‘security rug’ is pulled out from under us, we feel wobbly and loose our bearings.

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When we do not know where our life is heading it is easy to feel uncertainty and fear. Importantly, now is the time to appreciate what sparks your love, gratitude, laughter, pride and wonder rather than losing these moments in worry or thoughts of what was.

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Remind yourself what having a sense of purpose feels like to you. Learn new things, in new directions. Savour delicious food. Find peace in connecting with nature or helping others. Spend time with people you love. What sparks your desire to achieve. Let your passion and the things you are proud of become your guiding light as your new life emerges.

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If you are struggling with life changes, breathing and emptying your mind allows you to feel ‘ease and grace’. Find a new kind of  peace that comes with the acceptance of not knowing all the answers.

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Instead of viewing this moment in time as a crisis, see it as an emergence. You are shedding the skin of the past. A part of you is dying. And a part of you is emerging. The pain feels the same but the result is different. Shift into being curious instead of being afraid.

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Make changes, grow, but most of all trust yourself to know what is right for you as you spread your wings. Begin to fly.

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“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”
C. JoyBell C.

 

 

 

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