We hold on tight, push and pull, manipulate and scheme,
anything to avoid losing the familiar, however good or bad the familiar may be.
When change comes along, we build a fortress to protect ourselves and then realise we have locked ourselves in prison and thrown the keys through the door.
When uncertainty prevails, we follow the familiar paths, the well trodden road.
Closing down the heart, clinging on for dear life.
But what if there was a different way, a different road.
A road with less tension, less pulling and pushing.
A road that allows us to sit back a moment and process the emotions.
A sadness, a joy, a fear, all emotions that just want to be experienced,
Not manipulated but felt for what they are.
Take a long…. slow….deep breath,
this is it, just pause, rest in this very moment, in this reality.
From here, every moment can be seen with new eyes.
The emotions we can feel but not battle with.
This is not a case of mind over matter,
the challenges are real, change is inevitable.
but from this space of awareness, this little moment in time, this little pause,
things become a little clearer, our options greater, we see more solutions and realise we can adapt and be creative in the most challenging of times.
Un-clench the fists, let go of the tight grip
Just watch and observe, be curious,
Hold your life gently like a bird resting in the palm of your hand…