Life gets tough sometimes. One moment you’re on top of the world, seeing the bigger picture, fighting for your dreams, pushing through.. And then you’re not.
Everything changes. Imagine it like the black cloud that covers the sun before the storm: first the wind changes. Then it gets colder. Then you can’t see the sun. Then you hear the thunder, and you know. The storm is here.
I came to understand these dark times I get from time to time. I came to embrace them and to try to keep it at bay.
It still takes me quite a bit of time, but prayer, meditation, reading and sitting with me in silence have been helping me a lot.
But a few days ago, a friend of mine reminded me how important positivity is. She reads this blog, and she reminded me that sometimes my posts were dark.. And they were. But also that most of the times, I bring a bit of sunshine with my writing.
So, today is one of those days. Because we’ve all been there. We all have bad moments in life. But that doesn’t mean that all our life sucks.
Remember: if there was no storm, we would never see the rainbow!
This is a collection of quotes and music to help me and you push through the darkness.
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ~ Louise Erdich
Go out there and Live. Fight with your all. Give your all. Love out loud. Dream out loud. Hope. Shout. Break things. Make things. Share a part of yourself.
“I made it the mantra of those days; when I paused before yet another series of switchbacks or skidded down knee-jarring slopes, when patches of flesh peeled off my feet along with my socks, when I lay alone and lonely in my tent at night I asked, often out loud: Who is tougher than me?The answer was always the same, and even when I knew absolutely there was no way on this earth that it was true, I said it anyway: No one.”~ Cheryl Strayed
I love this song. Reminds me to stop for a minute and just Breathe ..
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~Ian MacLaren
And maybe this:
And finally, this one.
There is hope. For all of us. Stay grounded in your present reality. Don’t hide. don’t run away. Find your coping mechanism, but don’t get lost in it. Learn to fight by yourself. Let it go.
And don’t be so hard on yourself.. Life is too short.
Peace, Love & Happiness,