Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Time flies when you're
having fun disassembling your life
While on the surface it has looked as if nothing big was going on in our lives, the tides of change are definitely upon us. The waves have been building off shore and are now breaking upon the shoreline of our lives. Each one that hits us from now on is getting us more and more soaked. The water crashes and rushes toward us, and then, in a swift and resolute motion, withdraws again taking away with it a small but noticeable piece of what was.
With each washing away, I sink in a bit more. And I am learning. I keep learning the same lessons in new ways. I am reminded that in the midst of all the seeming chaos and upheaval, something stays fundamentally the same. The waves always keep coming in, one after another, never-ending. The tides will recede once again, only to return yet again and again. With each wave the shoreline changes in ever so subtle ways, always.
I notice progress - a shifting within. I breathe in faith and trust. And with the next breath, I am asked to trust again.