Lessons are everywhere: finding the rainbow in the storm
Have you ever had one of those days when you feel so happy it scares you? Your day is going great, you have a good relationship, work is running smoothly and suddenly you find yourself in a situation that makes your stomach turn.
Don't worry you are not the only one going through something similar. Last night I was faced with such a scenario. Not a very happy place to be at. I was feeling scared and hopeless. I tried very hard to remember all the books, advice and techniques I’ve learnt on dealing with emotions in difficult situations. I tried controlling my breathing to relax my mind. I tried to feel my body to stay present in the moment and not react from my ego.
In the end, my humanity prevailed and I remained feeling sad, hopeless and alone.
The incredible lesson I find looking back on that moment is this: all those lessons, tips and techniques may seem to fail you when the real test comes to your life. However, it is with a daily spiritual practice how you can stand in the crisis and realize IT IS NOT YOU.
That voice you hear in the nothingness, the fear you feel, the dialogue the mind tells, your spiritual daily practice is what shows you in that moment THAT VOICE it's not who and what YOU TRULY ARE. And just like, during the storm in your mind, you can feel the space between “that talk” and You.
And for that lesson, I am grateful. The spiritual path is a never ending practice we ought to strengthen during our time here on Earth if we don't want to get caught up in the mess of our minds.
A spiritual practice has the power to ground you to the source of who You are. Always keep it in your heart and trust that everything in your life is happening for you and not to you.