Life has its ups and downs and it is interesting indeed. In fact the ebb and flow of life is what makes in interesting. :=)
Hitting Rock Bottom
However, there are times where we fall or hit our bottom. Whether it is through the loss of loved ones, addictions, illness, job loss, breakups, trauma, or just anything that we feel derails us and brings us to our knees.
In life we all experience these to one degree or another, or our loved ones and friends and colleagues do, because this is life.
These derailing times can be hard, very hard.
However, as a person who loves to offer HOPE and inspiration, I reflected on the quote I made above, and I could indeed find many examples and stories of people that I know who have shared their stories of how their rock bottom led them to a new chapter in their life and often times that new chapter was a beautiful one.
I remember reading somewhere or hearing someone say “When you throw your hands up in the air and give up, that is the best thing to happen”. Why? Because it means we stop the fight and we ‘break down to break through”. This is where the magic happens because we no longer are in resistance.
The Sweetness of All Of It
Through my years of my own experiences and hardships, my coaching of others and my own relationships, I have taken from these tough experiences, the ‘sweetness’. What do I mean by the sweetness?
I mean things like:
. When we have had an illness and we recover or it gets better, we no longer take our health for granted.
. When we lose someone we love, we are reminded to cherish those who are still here on earth next to us.
. When we give up our fight with our addiction(s) and find freedom.
. When we have learned boundaries that were necessary and can now feel safe and even experience JOY from this.
. When we decide that we have more power over our circumstances than we once thought, it brings freedom and peace of mind.
. When a relationship ends and we start the real relationship with ourselves and understand self-love.
. When we move or move on and find new things to cherish and new things to experience.
These are just a few examples of ‘the sweetness’ and I am sure you can come up with some of your own too. 🙂
I hope that this post has offered you something, whether it is insight, strength, HOPE, or anything at all that helps. That would make MY heart happy.
And as always, if you are struggling and need help, please reach out. It takes strength and courage to reach out and I know that you have that. I believe in you.
With Much Love,