“You gotta swim
Swim in the dark
There’s no shame in drifting
Feel the tide shifting and wait for the spark
Yeah you’ve gotta swim
Don’t let yourself sink
Just find the horizon
I promise you it’s not as far as you think”
I’ve been ruminating on some serious things lately, but be sure to check in on Monday for a lighter post, a raw soup recipe that will surely delight the tastebuds! My kitchen is overflowing with fragrant tomatoes from my CSA, so there’s no way I could keep them from making a star appearance. And now on to today’s thoughts.
I sometimes get caught up in an endless cycle of troubleshooting when something feels off in my body. This stems from having to figure out solutions to most of my health problems on my own. My thoughts race from one hypothesis to the next. Did I eat something wrong? Is it because I didn’t get enough sleep? Is it because of a stressful encounter with an intense person? Did second-hand smoke aggravate me? The voice of reason inside me tells me that while it’s smart to be aware, being overly analytic isn’t in my best interest. During one of my head-spinning dissections of my every feeling, I came across a great video with a moving analogy for the struggles and failures that we encounter in life. We really can interpret many useful lessons from the nature surrounding us. When we are tuned in and ready to listen, nature is our best teacher. You can find the video here.
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
Its not always going to be this grey
All things must pass
All things must pass away”