Life seems to move in waves. It’s never always good, or bad. I used to think that I just wanted good. But I’ve come to see the benefits of the ups and downs.
Seeing the underlying flow of waves of life helps me to get a feeling of life as a whole. I see and respect and love the flow of life. This makes it so much easier when things aren’t going my way. I recognize it’s part of life. Something very difficult can feel like minor chords in a symphony. It’s a piece of the whole. That piece is an impulse of life as a whole. It helps me adore life.
When something is happening that I like, its a major chord in the symphony of life. I can see and appreciate it because of the contrast of the minor chord life difficulties. It also helps me appreciate what feels good in the moment, because I know it’s temporary. Things are more valuable when you lose them and get them back.
I got to experience this flow today while I was out and about. I was feeling a little down while I was driving around the city. I didn’t try and resist the feeling. I noticed the sensation, like hearing a minor chord. Then a flock of birds flew low over my car and I saw them through my windshield as they flew out and up in all directions. It was like fireworks in the form of birds.
Up and down and up and down…