Sometimes we have to go through the really hard stuff, to get to the good stuff.
Sometimes when we’re going through the hard stuff, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. We wonder if it’ll ever be worth it. We question ourselves and what we’re doing. We can be full of doubts and uncertainty. Things can feel shaky and unsettling.
But if we can persist, if we can trust and if we can stay the course, more often than not there will be treasure on the other side. Treasure that will seem all the sweeter, because we’ll know that whatever it is has been hard won.
Things are always in flux, always changing. But we should stop to acknowledge the moments where we feel content. Where we see our hard work paying off. Where we see seeds that we planted some time ago taking hold. We should stop to notice how far we’ve come, and how well we’ve done to battle on, often over things that are unseen.
Life is full of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ times. We never know what’s around the corner, but we can stop to notice all there is to be grateful for in this moment. We can ground and centre, and stop to take a deep breath in, to pause and feel into everything we have and everything we are. We can stop to notice the richness of life, and the beauty all around us.
We can say thank you for everything we’ve been given; for all the people, the opportunities and the work that we’ve done. We can smile on the inside and sink into a deep contentment. We can know that we are free to create anything and everything we desire, one step at a time, and we can stop to appreciate where we are right now.
If you’re battling through something at the moment, know that it will get easier. Know that if you stay with and comfort yourself, you will see yourself through. Know that there are always good things waiting, for all of us.
Stay close to your heart, and close to your body. Let them guide you. Let your intuition take the lead. Be full up with your own loves, desires and emotions. Know that you are a person of substance, that you have got this and that whatever happens you will be stronger for the difficult times. Trust in yourself, and trust in a plan greater than you.
Know that staying close to yourself, and to whatever matters most will lead you true.
Don’t doubt your own abilities, and don’t doubt life’s ability to surprise and delight you.
You deserve all the good that will come your way.
Be full of the hard won love, and acceptance, and let them make you into a gentle and powerful force in the world.
We never know what anyone else is going through, or battling. So we should be generous, and stand shoulder to shoulder.
Let’s share each other’s burdens, and celebrate each other’s joy.
That’s what it means to be human.