So many things going on, so much to think about, too much to handle and far too much to worry about… when will I catch a break?? For me, this rarely happens, but I hear these statements often; these bricks of worry and burden carried in the form of sadness, anxiety, depression, guilt and even paranoia. As time moves, as life happens, these worries can pile high if one allows it. But, fear not; there is a remedy.
Life gives us all a slap every now and again, this goes without mention. Just as we may feel on top of the world at one moment, at another we can feel lower than the marsh, being pounded by the surf, being shredded by the sand and silt. This comes in many forms; bad day at work, bad ride to the office, bad conversation on the phone, poor decisions realized a bit too late, fighting with friends or family or simply just waking up and stubbing your toe.. This can all create a mess in the mind and become manifest in the actions of the day.
Take a moment to step back and view this sphere.. it is abound all the while. In this view remember that all change contains compliments. Some may call this sphere misfortune, others call it bad luck, others just call it a normal day in their life. But we must realize that at all times it is both, containing all compliments. We can see this embedded with the Taoist symbols of chaos and order. Sometimes, a bit more chaos is evident, and we walk in less order… However, these moments at their essence are just the same as any other. They always offer a path or a point of choice, a return to balance and harmony, they are intertwined by universal law; by divine decree.
You can become sulked and saddened with the chaos of the day, letting it disrupt your mind and heart, or you can realize it for what it truly is. These are all simple compliments to your day, to your decisions and to your life. Realize how to harmonize with the song of chaos, and you will revisit your order. Balance these both equally, and recognize them for what they offer. Through chaos you find the will to restore balance, through order you may realize that too much order is a bit dull and boring, so then you may just invite a bit of chaos.. Seems counterproductive, no? But perhaps this is necessary to walk a balanced path.
Consider for a moment the great ancient oracle, The I Ching. This is called the Book of Changes.. and aptly named. This great work gives us a clear representation of change at it’s essence. It mirrors our own bodies, our own lives and the entire universe that contains us all. We all are continuously changing, ever moving in space and time, this is life and all compliments interwoven. As above, so below… So within. Remember that light is made possible by darkness, and so it is true that the darkness cannot exist without the light..
When the day seems to dim and darken, remember that the light does shine from within at all times. This doesn’t require any secret cipher or key… You can harness this power at any turn, at any time. Be the balance, and harmonize with your misfortunes. Accept that some things cannot change, but know that many things are changeable, just as the tide, just as the hues of the clouds and sky when filtered sunlight dances upon them.
We are all as magical as the dawn, as perfect as the night, and born of the cloth that binds these together. Become what you wish to feel, and misfortune will become fortune.