LETTING GO -
What a lesson to learn.
There comes a time, like in any life cycle, that we will need to let go. It’s inevitable. Change is the only guarantee; and those that are the most successful, are often (subsequently) the best at navigating and remaining anti-fragile in the face of change and transition. That capacity and ability to be agile and flexible. When you’re building an empire; a vision so far beyond the horizon you can currently see - and in my case, potentially beyond my lifetime - it requires many, many, many iterations of identity. You feel you’ve finally found a point of stability and certainty - “THIS is the version of myself strong enough to welcome my end goals!” - just to find, once again, there’s more shedding, more letting go and more courage to gain. The universe is always willing what it is you’re asking for, for you. It just won’t ever come easy. That’s the catch - the challenge is the only way to condition and shape us into the version of ourselves capable of living out, and sustaining, our nirvana.
This week, an unexpected series of events have left me slightly rattled but even more awe-inspired. A car write off last Wednesday seemed like enough of a wakeup call; without the shock of coming home to a breeze coming into my apartment and smashing my awards cabinet. The only thing I can liken this feeling to is a Olympian watching their medal be shattered in front of their eyes after years and years of blood sweat and tears. It’s not the material award that causes me the sense of loss, per say, but rather the symbolism.
I’ve always lived by the term; “in your heart, you must be the same person you were on the bottom as you are at the top” - of course, a tougher, stronger, more un-fuckable-with, version of yourself. But nonetheless, remain the same open-hearted, pure-intended, person you were at the beginning. It’s dangerous to allow success, recognition or financial gain, to define you. I didn’t think that was the truth, in my instance. But the universe has other plans, and I stay willing, open and humble. After all - we’re never in control. [READ MORE ON FACEBOOK...]