Last week it was raining here in my part of Texas. My husband dared me to run outside in the rain. I didn’t want to at first, but decided to be spontaneous. We ran a short distance and came back inside. My face and body soaking wet but a smile on my face. ( I would suggest you do it one of these days when you have a chance. )
The old adage goes”When it rains, it pours.” We have all had those rainy days. Where it seems like we can’t catch a break. Situation after situation tests our patience and challenges our will. If it’s not one thing, then it’s another.
We can resolve to do more than just “tough it out”. We can dive into our experiences, being present to what is coming up during our tough times. We can mindfully ask questions that will allow us to continue growing. What is this teaching me? How can a seemingly negative situation change me for the better? What is symbolic about what is happening right now? How can I get clarity in this situation? Most of all, we can stay grounded, recognizing that we are not powerless even in the toughest of weather.
Dance in the rain, both literally and figuratively. Let the drops cleanse and nurture you. Embrace the course that life is running right now.
May you find peace during your downpour while you anticipate the brilliant sunlight that is waiting on the horizon.