It seems that during these times the soul is quiet but restless at the same time, the inspiration is gone, there is no words or will to express our experiences and share our hearts. We prefer to be silent we need to find our inner core and listen to the stillness of our own heart in the attempt to examine our own experiences and find meaning for what seems overwhelming at the moment. We search for ways to overcome our fears and concerns, we want answers and deep down we know that those answers can only be found within. It is in times like this that we get enlightened and discover inner strengths and our thoughts change resulting in a change of attitude towards life.
At first glance we tend to see this as difficult times. – Emergencies and crises that happen to us are usually disturbing, forcing us to change our lifestyle, often having to give up on commitments we had made to ourselves or others and the usual routine of daily life becomes disrupted. – This appears to us as a burden and we tend to resist, become frustrated and that is when the inspiration is gone and everything becomes depressing and burdensome and we let stress overtake us. But if we accept this as part of life what seems like a rock on the road turns out to be an opportunity for progress.
Letting go of our plans and wants, the things we are so attached to, and flowing with stressful events in life is the secret of growth in our spiritual life and at the same time we avoid the negative effects of stress. Resisting the natural course of life and the events that are out of our control, even if it seems terrible and devastating at the moment, only causes us more pain and we will miss the whole purpose of life, hindering our spiritual growth and progress. Letting go on the other hand will take us to a point of silence and reflection, creating the perfect setting for our life to blossom through the quiet acceptance of all our troubles without struggling, clearing the way with a new light as we search for the meaning of all things and realize that after all everything that happens to us is for a good purpose, in a way pushing us to a higher level of strength and composure.
When we can treat success and failure, happiness and sadness, sickness and health with the same attitude, and can meet both with the same approach, knowing that we need both to reach our place of destination, when we realize that the sun is always there even if we are in the middle of the most fierce storm, then we have peace, knowing that the same winds that carried the clouds during the storm will also push them away bringing the sunshine again, even clearer and brighter than before.