Ever felt like you are on a roller coaster of emotions? One day you feel on top of the world, skipping happily through your day and the next life has pushed your buttons and you begin the spiral downwards towards the pit of sadness or frustration. Up, down, up, plateau, doooooooooown, up, down, plateau! This strange but oh so common phenomenon is referred to as the roller coaster of life. Happy moment, sad moment, joyous day, frustrating day, peaceful month, dramatic month, flowing year, stagnant year! This up and down momentum is triggered by the constant changes in our outside circumstances and our emotional world. The highs and lows are continually stimulated by the ever changing flow of life. Just like in nature there is the changing of seasons, the ebb and flow, the rise and fall, and night and day, so too do our lives and emotions have there own cycle of high and low.
The constant ups and downs can get tiring... so how do we get off the roller coaster?
Well, on the surface, we can't get off and nor would we want to! We can't stop the natural flow of change that is part of being human and part of life. We can however reduce the intensity of the highs and lows by dealing with our emotional baggage that triggers such steep peaks and troughs. We can face the inner darkness that will often surface in patterns of avoidance and resistance causing greater ups and downs.
On a deeper level we can use the roller coaster to remind us to dive deeper than that which is subject to change. We can move our focus beyond the rise and fall of life to the essence of who we are... our true nature... that is beyond change and eternally at peace.
3 tips to find relief from the crazy ride!
So next time you find yourself frustrated by the roller coaster of life... let out a little wwwhhheeeeeeeeee in celebration of being human and allow the roller coaster to guide you home... to the unchanging essence of who you are.
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