Do you sometimes say something and, upon reflection, you think “wow, that was great!” Of course you do. I’m just reminding you how smart you are.
I think of things that I have heard from family, friends and strangers, and how many times I have said to folks, “Did you hear what you just said?” That has proved valuable in times of growth, vulnerability, pain and joy for those to whom I have been listening.
Today I explained to someone a clarity of direction for me that is renewing a very scrappy attitude blended with irreverence and urgency to help me make some things happen. I enjoy this feeling and method of doing business. I said, “I am not riding a wave, this is a tide.”
Wow, that was great!
Any changes that come into our lives—be they from trauma or self-examination, significant event or sublime inspiration—are transitory. Such is life. That is both beauty and handicap. Things can enter wave-like or tide-like. My point when I conveyed the thought about waves and tides is that I sense that what is happening for me, particularly my comfort and confidence in challenging some sacred cows, is not a short-lived wave of energy but a slower moving, more persistent changing of levels…a tidal shift. I don’t feel crests and valleys and crashing and froth; I feel a persistent change and influence that is affected by various factors (but I don’t think the full moon will matter for this!).
I believe that it is important that we stay attuned to the changes, growth patterns, self-pruning (there is value in low tides, too, to completely mix metaphors on you) and influences in our lives. Ride the waves, transform with the tides.