“Life is an ocean and waves are our paths.”
― Diana Matoso
What we experience in life can steer us along a path of light or steer us down a dark road. When the waves come, we either can ride them or allow them to crash on us and drown out our hopes. Some of those waves are small ones, things that hamper us but we know we’re able to overcome them and ride them out. Some waves are a little bigger, they toss us about as we try to maintain a steady flow to our lives. Then there are those gigantic waves that look so insurmountable that we doubt that we can ever get through them. It is those gigantic waves that have the hugest impact on our thoughts, emotions and inner being.
We can have all the self confidence we want, but sometimes there are things that happen so suddenly that you are bewildered for awhile trying to figure out if it is something that you can get through, something that you can ride out until everything is steady again. Years ago, I was woken up by the doorbell in the middle of the night. When I answered, it turned out to be a tow tuck driver there to repossess my car. I was completely caught off guard (and that is putting it mildly). Yes, I admit I had been behind in my car payments and had been playing catch up while keeping in contact the auto dealer. At least I can say that the driver was kind enough to allow me to get some things out of the car before they towed it away. I was totally embarrassed, confused as to what to do, in shock and whatever bad feeling there was to feel.
I spent a week or so without my car, while walking everywhere to get errands done. After a few phone calls I found out that my car had been sent out of state and would have been auctioned off. I was able to get my car back eventually and it wasn’t easy, but I didn’t give up. No sooner had I gotten my car back when another wave of trouble showed up. Again, I was completely caught off guard. Although these were two huge waves of hardship, I was able to ride them out and not get thrown into the deep depths of despair. It was by no means a simple process and it took a lot of patience despite my inner man being pulled in so many directions emotionally.
We all have our waves that we must face. Sometimes, we see them coming, sometimes we are thrown for a loop, caught off guard. Life causes waves, people cause waves, we cause waves. Small, big or gigantic, we can only do our best to ride them out (if we choose to do so). Whatever tools are at your disposal, faith, positive mind set, prayer, meditation, etc.. Do what you need to do to ride that wave out until your waters are calm again. There is a way to get through what troubles you, just do not choose to let the waves drown out your hopes. You are capable!