“There are cycles of success, when things come to you and you thrive, and cycles of failure, when they wither or disintegrate and you have let them go in order to make room for new things to arise, or for transformation to happen. If you cling and resist at that point, it means you are refusing to go with the flow of life, and you will suffer. It is not true that the up cycle is good and the down cycle bad except in the mind’s judgment. Growth is usually considered positive, but nothing can grow forever. If growth, of whatever kind, were to go on and on and on, it would eventually become monstrous and destructive. Dissolution is needed for new growth to happen. One cannot exist without the other.” – Eckhart Tolle
Our physical experience really is one big cycle of up and down, ebb and flow, where all living things are subject to the flow of life. The planets have cycles, our bodies have cycles, day ends with night, night ends with day, summer ends with fall, fall ends with winter, winter ends with springs, and so on it goes around and around! We tend to see the up as good and the down as bad. But remember, without the down there could be no up. The down prepares the way for the up. There has to be some time-outs along the way or we would burn out (rather that is physically, personally or emotionally). Listen to your heart and your body wisdom. Call upon your “tribe” to ask for wisdom as well. Don’t fear or resist the cycles of life calling you to take a time-out. It is only natural. It is part of what we have come here to experience and be at ease with. Marvel as how your life cycles flow, and honor them.
Take the time to look at your life today and see where you have resistance. Try to flow with it and see what happens!