now is a time for balance. I don’t typically quote the Bible, but these words ring true, especially in this time of remembering there are always two sides, and we must try for balance.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Sometimes we have to let go when we are not ready. It’s hard to realize the purpose or see any light in those times, but the light is still there shining from within.
It’s important to breathe, just breathe. In and out. Inhale and exhale. And then we can see that we are capable of letting it go. We inhale fresh air and exhale the air we have used. We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. We can focus on our breath and nothing else. In and out. Inhale and exhale.
to achieve this balance, we must realize that different tools will help us in different times, so we prepare ourselves with all of our past experiences. everything we have learned, so when life throws the next hurdle, we can know to jump over it, crawl under it, swim through it, etc. We are capable. We will learn.
for those that are going through a tough time and reading this, know that you are not alone and you will not be in this place forever. it’s hard and relish in the fact that it is hard. it is painful and difficult. It’s disappointing and unfair.
just know that in another time you will find joy, happiness, ease, calm. you are loved.