Second card for this 2019 epopee. Sometimes, life makes us feel like we are on stand by. Nothing seems to evolve, nothing seems to change. Just plain stillness. Not a peaceful, blissful one, more like a « stuck in mud » one. Everything requires huge efforts to just shift a little. Energy is gone, will is anesthetized, and our body seems so heavy.
This is what happens when we don’t hear our inner voice telling us ‘rest!’, ‘step back!’, when we just ignore it and try to do what we are doing anyway. Bad idea. Life then reminds us that we are supposed to get some rest, to step back and to look at our life from a different perspective before we hit the wall…. If we don’t, then it takes care of it. And we find ourselves stuck in a cotton reality. Where we are forced to stop playing around and just watch.
I’ve learned the hard way to listen to my inner voice when it requires me to stop overdoing things. I’ve learned to spend time daily to step back, to think about my life, on a different perspective. I’ve learned to accept my mistakes and to try to make things better instead of going on, by pride. I’ve humbled myself. I’ve learned to look at my life with compassion, with empathy. I take each day as it comes, with enthusiasm. Because I know that, no matter what, I will learn something, I will grow through the day. Even my dullest days bring me something to ponder, to laugh at, to grow.
Because, at the end, this is what really matter: to grow. To become the best version of ourselves. To enjoy the life we get to live, despite those pesky hard days, those challenges, those pains. We are lucky.
And in order to do so, we need to realize that the little things can bring us a lot. So we just need to keep looking at our life, living it fully, loving it, to open our eyes and our hearts to what really matters.
We grow each and every day. We learn each and every day. We move on each and every day. We just need to open ourselves to this reality, to this truth. And be happy with it. Change can be hard, but I’ve noticed that it’s harder when we didn’t see it coming. If we are aware of what is going on in our life, then change is just a slight shift from a point to another. It’s just something we need to accept and/or do to evolve to our better self.
I don’t really care about the one I was 20 years ago, last year, last month, last week or even yesterday. I care about the one I am now. And I can’t wait to meet the one I will be tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, 20 years from now. I know I will meet these versions of myself when time has come. Till then, I go on my path, step by step, day by day, growing.
Here is this week’s card!