"There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean kisses the shore no matter how many times it is sent away" - Sarah Kay
Before I started my business everyone, I spoke to about it, told me it was going to be hard. On an intellectual level I understood. But nothing had prepared me for the tidal wave of emotions!
Most of us (if not all) experience ebbs and flows in life. I now understand that it is actually a law of nature. Have you noticed how things grow and then decay during the different seasons?
As I navigate the waves of emotions I catch myself embracing the flow but notice that I always resist the ebb.
I resist the moments I'm feeling low. By doing so I take myself down even further. I feed the resistance by entertaining a dialogue in my mind that tells me I'm not good enough and that I'll never succeed.
How many of you can relate to this dialogue?
This week had more ebbs than flows but a good friend reminded me how energy was like the undulation of the ocean.
As I considered my emotions this week I recalled that emotions were just 'energy in motion'.
I recognised I was rejecting the laws of nature and surrendered my resistance. I came to the realisation that in those moments I didn't need to 'do' anything other than 'be'. No analysis required, no dialogue to beat myself up with and no drama to create in my mind.
The quote above warmed my heart and it reframed my resistance.
If the ocean commits to kissing the shore no matter what, then I could commit to embracing the ebb as well as the flow. I could commit to the journey of highs and lows. I could commit to building more resilience through acceptance. I could commit to the understanding that 'this moment too shall pass'.
I'm committing to embracing the discomfort of uncertainty. What will you commit to?