” Life has a way of testing a person´s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho
Those times in life. Yeah, you know those times. When you´re chomping at the bit, pawing the sand, ready to go. And then Life says, oh.no. – not.just.yet.
You know. When everything could happen.
But nothing does.
Then, there are the times where everything happens all at once. Right?! New clients start coming in, the house is ready to be moved into, school starts, new routines want to be made, business takes off, the phone is ringing, the emails overflowing.
So what is up with that ? What ever happened to balance?
I believe that “Balance” is a Lie. Yep. A LIE.
Life cannot be balanced. If it were, everything would always be the same. And while my OCD self craves the imagined structure and security that balance would bring, it is nonetheless a Myth. Life is like the ebb and flow of the tide.
I cannot divide myself into tiny pieces, simultaneously devote the same amount of attention to my children, to my work, to my partner, to my self.
My way to survive, and more recently to even thrive in this crazy mix of Times, is to be in-between.
I have found this to be more of a space, a place, a state of being. The in-between is where I sit and breathe.
It is where my sanity lives.
It is where I relax, and say to myself ” It´s Okay”.
It is where I reassure myself when the times are stagnate, that Life will move and flow once again- it has no other choice.
Then those fat, grey clouds open up and it rains and it floods.
Life not only flows, it starts raging. Raging fast and hard.
It is sometimes so easy to get swept away from who you really are, and once again thrust into survival mode.
In-between is where I go to remind myself to slow back down and take one step at a time. Be mindful. Be present.
I wish for all of us to remember often, to be in the in – between.
In the in-between is the space where we live Life. Where we can thrive Life.
What do you do when nothing happens at all, or everything happens at once?