2 Jan 2013
ebb and flow
On wanders along the shore line I have lately found myself stopping, stooping and retrieving tiny fragments of sea glass. Those mellow hued pieces of wave and sand battered glass worn smooth with time and much attention. Each piece unique and weathered in a completely organic way; chipping, smoothing, crumbling at its weakest points, holding fast in its areas of strength. Giving in to the natural ebb and flow of the tide and all its tumultuous, wonderful rhythms.
I sat down the other day with hot lavender tea beside me, fresh notebook unblemished by pen or smudge or crease and a head full of promise; of resolve. I paused. Each year there have been endless lists of goals and stratagems. Inventories of my flaws and foibles and steadfast pledges and "how to's" to banish them from my being. Most years I've fallen incredibly short.
This year I am embracing a new philosophy for growth. Ebb and flow. To ride this life and its ever changing currents. To be open to what challenges the universe sends me and to reflect upon these at that time. To soften and smooth when stubbornness grips, to be rigid when fear arises....to let the waves and sand of my existence shape me where, when and how I need it most.
Of course there is a list of things I want to do and see this year such as to master bread making, to write more...to read more, reignite my love of aromatherapy and sew more clothes just for me but as far as emotional expansion...I'm leaving that in the hands of the universe. I can not predict what life will throw at me in 2013 or the years to come but with an open heart and mind I am ready to develop myself, to grow in the most natural of states. To be mindful of and surrender to the ebb and flow.
Wishing you the most marvellous of years. Life is grand!