Something about windswept dunes in the desert are hauntingly beautiful. They are constantly sculpted by the elements, causing them to change the way they reflect sunlight and form shadows. It’s fascinating how so many of our human traits are mirrored in nature.
Reflections of sunlight or deep shadows are formed in me as well. My inner atmosphere determines if I’m tightly bound and get dark and stormy if things don’t go as planned. Or if I let go and peacefully blow through the day in spite of unforeseen events.
This type of “letting go” reminds me of the wind. Evidenced as a gentle waft or a forceful fury, subject to the weather behind it. The same force of nature causes the random beauty of clouds or the devastation of a hurricane.
Like the wind, I can let go softly and allow myself to quietly feel the present moment. Or I can let go with wild abandon, resulting in a breathtaking painting at best, or a damaged relationship at worst. Joy or havoc from the same force.
Unlike the wind, I don’t need to be uncontrollably driven by conditions. I get to choose my internal setting. A practice of daily gratitude has been pivotal for me and will always need to be maintained.
I’ve also learned that so many things just. don’t. matter. Let them go. Some days are easier than others, but I’m making progress. Age has aided that perspective as I look back on the things that seemed So Important yet now are nothing. One day at a time the climate in me is more pleasant.
I’d love to talk about your favorite ways to regulate your disposition if you want to comment below. If not… it doesn’t matter. 🙂