Rhythms of Life

There are days or moments when you feel full of energy, active, and optimistic about everything.

There are also days when you feel discouraged and frustrated and have a hard time seeing the good in either what you do or what happens to you.

Some days you don’t have a clue about what you want. Other days you see clearly where you want to get.

These are your moods. They are like the tides. They come and go, and most of the time, there’s not much you can do about them. They’re part of life.

Sometimes they will appear after a specific event that has affected you, whereas at other times they will appear out of the blue with no apparent reason.

In any case, they’re part of the rhythm of life, and we all have to learn to live with them.

Like waves, we have to enjoy riding them when they are pleasant, and when they are unpleasant, we can learn to sit calmly with the feeling and notice how it rocks our soul until it eventually goes away. We can also try to gently swim to the shore, participating in activities that will lift up our spirits, like talking with a loved one, going for a walk, or doing any kind of activity we like. But the key is don’t try to rush out of it because it won’t work. Trying to force your way out of a specific mood will not only waste your energy but also keep you there longer.

So, take it easy. Spring is not coming earlier because you want it to. Respect the rhythms of life.