I believe that there is balance in the universe. Breathe in, breathe out. Awake, asleep. I believe that if something bad happens to us, then something good will eventually follow. A simple, yet complex system, set in place to help revive our confidence in life.
I found this fallen bed of bougainvillea leaves blanketing the ground in a corner of our front yard. Nestled quietly amongst the vibrant castaways, was a single soft yellow petal which had fallen off of a nearby rosebush. At first, I didn't notice the lone rose petal because I was overwhelmed by the mass of bougainvillea leaves that had settled in such a concentrated way. The shear volume and color of the leaves demanded my immediate attention and I could focus on nothing else. After a few moments, I noticed that there was more to see, and my eyes settled on the lone rose petal. A subtle diversion from the immediately obvious.
I thought about all of the events which had occurred in my life during the past several months. I reminded myself that if I chose to focus only on the overwhelmingly demanding situations which had taken place, without giving myself the gift of looking somewhere else every once in a while, that I would miss out on the balance in my life. Sometimes balance means searching for the glimmer. The single whisper of a reminder that let's us know there is still harmony in our lives.
Very few things are really impossible. We can survive the worst, knowing that the best is always yet to come. Sometimes, when our lives seem out of sorts, we must search for the good within the difficult so that we can keep the scales from dipping too far down into the negative.
Wherever you are in your life right now, and whatever you are going through, my wish for you is that you are still able to take notice of the good that exists. Balance is what keeps us from diving too deeply into the sad, or bad, or impossibly overwhelming times in our lives. My prayer is that you will be able to find the light among the dark, the smile beyond the tears and the possible within the seemingly impossible. Namaste.