The highs and lows of life teach us compassion and acceptance.
We are constantly learning how to navigate the contrasts of life and the only way to cultivate this ability is through practice. Take a moment to breathe in a sense of peacefulness while visualizing that you are releasing any stress or tension as you exhale.
From this space of stillness, go inward. Notice your emotions and your thoughts, and simply be present with them. How are they impacting your physical body? Do you feel stress or tightness or are you at ease? Should you become consciously aware of any distress, will you allow yourself to choose to be at peace?
When we can transcend the darkness within ourselves and transform it into valuable lessons and insights, we can more easily hold space for another while they do they same. Our shared humanness is a great reminder that we are all travelers on the path of awakening. Loosen your grip on treasured outcomes and seek instead to learn from the highs and lows of experience.
Your grace and compassion are blessings to those around you. Be patient with the process of your awakening and remember that the challenges of life have something to teach us, as do the moments of blissfulness and joy.