“We are sometimes taken into troubled waters not to drown, but to be cleansed.”
If you’ve ever been in a tough situation, one that seems impossible, unfair, and just too heavy, you may have said something like, “Why me?” I’ve been there so many times. It can sometimes feel like the ground is shifting far too much for far too long. All we want to do is catch a break and catch our breath.
It’s times like that when I think about this quote, and then I remember to float and learn. Some of my most powerful lessons have come from tough times, seemingly impossible times, when I couldn’t see a way up, out, over, or through. Those times have made me fearless and relentless. They’ve made me brave and strong. They’ve made me humble, grateful, empathic, and loving. And those are things that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
So let the tough times roll. And let the joy, the learning, and the grace surround you during all of your times—difficult and happy alike. The light returns, it always returns, if we remember to look and be open to its many shapes.