I’ve always been amazed at the ebbs and flows of life. When I was going to 12-Step programs many years ago, one of my favourite sayings there was, “This too shall pass.” As time went on, I began to trust that if something I didn’t like was happening in my life, it would eventually shift and change—hopefully into something better, if I was willing to do the inner work to make that happen.
Of course, this was also true of the things that were happening that I did like—so I had to become willing to let go of those when they ran their course, even when I didn’t want to. Learning to develop that kind of trust and surrender to the rhythm of life has often proven quite beneficial for me, often in ways I could never predict.
For those of you who follow my Facebook page, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself, you know that the past little while has been quite difficult for me health-wise, as I dealt with a very severe reaction to an otherwise routine pneumonia vaccination I received. As you’ve read, even though there was pain and high fever, the worst part for me was that I hadn’t been warned by my doctor that this could happen, even though there is quite a bit of information about the potential side effects on the internet, as I later discovered. But this too has passed, and I’m feeling a lot better two weeks later. I found myself holding on to that unseen “light at the end of the tunnel” many times during this latest ordeal, trusting the discomfort would indeed pass. [Read more…]