“Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘you cannot withstand the storm’ and the warrior whispers back ‘I am the storm.’”
When life sweeps me off my feet, how quickly I forget…I am the wind. I am the rain. I am the ocean. I am the sun. I am the earth. I am the moon. I am the stars. I am the storm.
I consider myself to be a sensitive warrior. Sensitive in the sense that I am overwhelmingly connected to nature and all beings within it. I consistently feel my connection to the physical universe. A warrior in the sense that I consider myself one who takes life by the horns to do what makes me feel most alive. I thrive on change and often feel stuck when I’m not amidst movement.
I recently traveled to Hawaii and took some surf lessons. When I’m connected to nature, either in a forest among trees or being in the ocean etc., wisdom flows through me. When I’m open and connected to nature I feel most alive, which is why I love to challenge myself through activity and experience. Whilst surfing, a metaphor came to mind. About riding the waves of life. The ocean is sometimes calm, sometimes wavy, even angry and dangerous during stormy times. Much like life. If we resist the changing of the waves, they have the potential to destroy us. But if we learn to ride the waves or weather the storms that pass through us, perhaps then are we able to experience life fully and deeply as its intended.
There’ve been moments in my life, many in-fact, where I would lose hope in the direction of my life. But when I come back to nature, to my nature, I’m reminded to trust the storm. When I feel the storm is greater than me I find a moment of pause to remember that no storm is greater than my will to surrender to it. The storm reconnects me to the warrior inside where ‘impossible’ means nothing.
The wave of life brought me back to the US 6 months ago. As much as I want to come back to Dubai and continue to teach trainings there, the wave of life just isn’t taking me back at this time. I choose to ride the wave and see where I’m off to next
Enjoy riding the waves of your life and, who knows, we may end up on one together again.
Blessings to all of you,