Ebb and Flow

November 20, 2017 in Recovery

Ebb & Flow

“She yearns to learn how his tide is turned; to understand each grain of sand he knows, to move in rhythm with his ebb and flow.” -Lang Leav

Sometimes I have the tendency of getting caught in my head. The thoughts in my brain have the ability to tangle me, the “should’s” leave me wondering if I am doing enough, and the comparisons result in questioning my own choices. I do not have a perfect mind, but I am human and therefore not perfect. I accept the times where I feel small and my mind feels a bit darker because I know that’s part of the ebb and flow. I know that is part of life. We must ebb and flow.

I used to have to beat myself up every time I didn’t feel completely put together. I set high expectations on myself to walk around this world completely unshaken. And for the times I did feel broken, I would shame myself for it. The times I felt slightly off, I would instantly release negativity towards myself.

But the thing is, we have emotions other than happiness. But isn’t that so beautiful? We have the ability to feel. Sometimes amazing feelings, sometimes feelings that leave you empty. And sometimes, we feel it all and we are caught in a hurricane of emotions. The thing is, it’s okay to feel. Feelings come and go, we must remember that. We will have bad moments, we will also have moments where everything seems to be aligning just right. Instead of running away from the bad moments, what if we learned to just flow with them?

“I relax, I let go, my life is perfect in flow.”

Ebb and flow through every season of your life. Through every emotion. Every moment: from the time you’re crying, to the time where anxiety clutters your heart, to the time where the universe delivers you every possible thing you need. All of these moments, all of these feelings- we must not get too attached to for they all flow in and flow out.

When we let go, we let go of expectations. Of how we think our life should be. We let go of comparisons, we let go of the idea that we aren’t enough and we aren’t doing enough… when we let go, we find peace. For there is peace in surrendering to what doesn’t serve us. When we soften, we stop forcing… and when we stop forcing, we find the true power in following the ebb and flow that is life. We see how our life is like ocean waters, how sometimes the ocean’s waves are big and the current is strong; yet the water always finds a way to return to peacefulness.. we realize that we can breathe in the stillness of these calm waters. We too, like the ocean, can flow.

~I challenge you this week to strive to follow the ebb and flow of your emotions and the ebb and flow of this life. I challenge you to accept your good feelings and your bad feelings for what they are. I challenge you to just flow with it all this week, and I challenge myself to all of these things as well. Let’s flow this week friends.~

happiest of monday’s to you all! sending love and light. xoxo

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  • Reply Evangeline @Nutrition on a Mission November 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    “But the thing is, we have emotions other than happiness.” So interesting. I think I discredit the importance of feeling the hard emotions. They’ve been the ones that pushed me to grow, seek restitution, change parts of my heart that needed change. They’re as necessary (and good in some ways) and the pleasant emotions.
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  • Reply kat November 22, 2017 at 12:56 am

    You know what Im really not good with? Going with the flow lol
    I’m so rigid and structured, and while I do think that helps me in certain aspects of life, its also very much a hinderance in others.
    I think being able to let go, truly let go, is something that I will probably always be working towards.
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  • Reply Cora November 22, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Perfect.

    I’ve actually been thinking more about this lately, Lyss. How ironic. I am very sensitive. I feel things very strongly. Either that, or I am extremely aware of my feelings. Therefore my days often feel very powerful in whatever emotion is with me that day. And when that emotion is low, dark or sad, I often get very caught up in it. I shame myself for it, or I think this is “how it will always be.” But then I have a day where I feel wonderful and happy. I’m learning to just take each day for what it is, and telling myself more and more that, if it is a “bad” day, it will not be forever. And that a good day will come. And it will continue to go back and forth, back and forth. Because that’s just how life works. I’m building up my resilience to be okay with this.

    Thank you for the reminder <3
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