How to Trust in the Temporary Nature of Life

Everything is temporary in life. And this should offer us a sense of peace knowing that if things aren’t exactly as we’d like them to be, it’s okay. Because eventually the tides will change and offer a potential shift in our favor. Of course on the flip side of this, when things are going really great, we want them to stay exactly as they are because we’ve probably worked really hard to get them there.

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hey thanks for joining me today for this episode of curves welcome a podcast about facing and embracing the curves of life if this is your first time tuning in this is Susie car everything is temporary in life and this should offer us a sense of peace knowing that if things aren’t exactly as we’d like them to be it’s okay because eventually the tides will change and offer a potential shift in our favor of course on the flip side of this when things are going really great we want them to stay exactly as they are because we’ve probably worked really hard to get them there are we ever satisfied it’s probably a good thing that we’re not always satisfied or else we might end up sort of thinking back in comfort and eventually getting pretty bored with the status quo sure when it comes to basic survival a sense of being satisfied with being able to have safety and health on our side is of primal importance but what I’m asking you to think about today right now is not of that basic survival nature but rather beyond that to a point where we have the luxury of striving for more of what makes us happy when I wrote my novel sandcastles my character Lea taught me something vital about life she taught me how critical it is to embrace the beauty in the fragility and temporary nature of life the big takeaway from what Lea learned and ultimately taught me through her challenges in love and life was that by understanding everything is temporary we truly live it’s in the space between satisfaction and yearning for that we embody the spirit of living life out loud with a sense of appreciation we wouldn’t otherwise have in that space there’s a palpable truth that life doesn’t wait for us to enjoy it it doesn’t wait on us to be inspired to be joyful and to be ready for the challenge it ebbs and flows without our approval there are life lessons to be learned in both the highs and lows of our life we are better off embracing both of them than resisting I once heard someone say that during times of challenge perhaps instead of paddling relentlessly upstream why not let go of the paddles and allow the stream to take you on a ride it might be bumpy it might cause you to land in mud it might take you over some pretty scary cascades but it will eventually land you someplace different than the original challenge I at first took this person’s thoughts to mean that I should give up on my pursuit when the challenge became too hard and cave-in to whatever the stream wanted to do to me but later after thinking more on it what I think she meant was that sometimes we must be aware when we are forcing something that isn’t meant for us that sometimes when we stop forcing we turn up gifts we never would have encountered had we kept fighting for something that took away our strength instead of helped us rebuild it in a better way this moment of a realization is personal and a choice we must make on our own when faced with it I believe we are powerful in our abilities to tune into our intuition in a moments when we question our next move it’s vital to tune into your inner voice and tune out of what the rest of the world may be trying to force on us only you will know the right time to change course to understand that everything even the uphill challenge or the downhill journey is temporary and eventually you will land in a new place it’s easy for me to trust in the process of life when I can trust that no matter what happens to me one way or another it is temporary and therefore I will get through it and come out on the other side our attitudes choices and trust in our abilities will determine how that other side will look and feel if we always go about each new journey as an opportunity to learn something new and valuable then I don’t see any other way of that other side looking than being absolutely brilliant and beautiful one of the main reasons I titled my novel sand castles as I did was because I love analogies and can truly understand meanings in a clearer way when I use them the idea of a sand castle brings to mind a strong connection to this temporary nature of life you see sand castles are temporary trying to build them into permanent structures it’s an impossible dream they fall down quickly with little warning the comfort comes when we realize that when they crumble and fall back into the sea they become the foundation for something else in the waiting whenever I am hit with adversity I think of this sand castle analogy that I discovered through my character Leah and it helps me power through you see as deflating as adversity can feel at any given moment I believe it puts us in a place that helps us grow into even better versions of ourselves because everything is temporary and doesn’t last forever we can draw out the lessons and experiences and transform from them something to keep in mind without pain agony and defeat we have no frame of reference on which to judge greatness when it shines itself on to our life I’m a firm believer that defining moments shape our lives just as the powerful storms in angry volcanoes of years past have shaped earth without adversity we’d have no Grand Canyon no Mount Everest no separate continents and in respect to our singular lives no respect for ordinary days when all is peaceful and right injustice a temporary storm clouds clear up and open to a bright blue sky my wish for anyone battling adversity is that so too will the shrouds of fear sadness and hopelessness be lifted for you because everything is temporary in every blink life evolves what disguises itself as death in nature is quite spectacularly a sacrificial dance of transformation in nature we see the falling of leaves as a marked finality from their mighty sustainer yet their shredding grants a moment of revival beneath the surface exists an exciting universe of possibility where nutrient-rich life blooms in a nurturing cocoon energy circulates and provides the eager new growth with the power to transform into fresh new life this newness gathers its strength and births through the protective coating of its womb and reaches toward the air in a dance of spectacular beauty in symbiotic Union the new bloom shares its life-sustaining richness with the world offering its Grace and love to all it will share its fruit until it too has lived its purpose at which point it will sacrifice its temporary gifts for the promise of future generations friends it is only through this temporary cycle that we emerge stronger and more capable to thrive along with life’s dynamic nature hey friends thanks for spending time with me today I hope you enjoyed today’s topic if there is something you’d enjoy exploring in a future podcast please reach out to me via my website at curves welcome calm and I’ll work it in while you’re there grab a free story – it’s my way of thanking you for your support of my podcast and romance novels I also want to take a moment to thank all who have become patrons on my patreon page your 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