or do you think you solved 'everything' already?
I was traveling on the day, my sister committed suicide, 16 years ago.
On Facebook a memory came up:
When I re-read it,
fond memory's came up
and the changes that happened after her decision
were not in my control only....they feel good now.
I traveled late in the evening, so I had time.
Time to do something for others and...
time for me.
It was challenging: what could I do for ME.....
I decided to go for a walk and that was great,
then I read a book and started my journey.
At the subway, I let two trains go,
because I thought they would not stop at my destination....
I realised later that they would have......
Could it be that sometimes a part of me is afraid.
Afraid of making the wrong choices
and by that, I let good opportunity's go by?!?
It could be only....that is ok.....
I will still end up at my destination.
I only will be there a little bit later:
it is not a competition......
Accepting, forgiving and trusting....
I don't know if you were ever in the subway in London:
there are lot's of stairs and....lot of diversions....
The last part of my journey was by train.
When I wanted to go to the station,
it was not possible:
'There are no trains from this station,
go back with the subway and go to the last one.'
The other one, was 'the seven sisters'...
-I read the books: the 'spiral theme' is in them as well..-
Ok....sometimes you have to go back
-life is a spiral ;-)-
so I went back to the subway to realise
that my oyster card had not enough balance
and I had to top it up.....
How is it with my energy: do I still give to much sometimes?
Do I have to stop, replenish before I can go on?
Do I need to look into some old patterns?
Luckily the topping up went quickly
and I went back to the last station
as.....did lot's of passengers with me.
At the station it was very busy and there was a delay.I
Lot's of stairs again.....
Luckily I didn't travel with an extra suitcase.
I was suppose to do that,
but an other arrangement was made
Then there was an announcement:
we had to change stations
because there was a person hit by a train.......
We had to wait a long time
and then a train came.
I went on,
only....not all the people went on
and it felt not ok....
I asked....and could jump off the train just in time....
It was the wrong one.....
How often do we move on to quick,
to quick because we are afraid to 'miss the train'...
Don't take enough time to heal,
to re-visit, to rest and enjoy 'the now'....
How often do we think we are the only one
who can help someone else
and by that we
don't give others the change to help as well...
make our lives a bit easier.
When the next train came and someone wanted to jump on,
I asked her to wait and checked....
no....we had to wait a little bit longer......
When you wait,
are in a period of healing,
you don't have to do it alone,
you are not alone.
Ask for help or be the one who is helping....
When the right train came
it went quick and relaxed.
On the airport everything went quick and easy.
I had time to relax,
time for 'my next move'
I realise how grateful I am for the challenging situations in my life
-for me they are stepping stones instead of mistakes...-
I can look back and be grateful AND go on and look forward to the future.
I don't need to hold on......
I am the person I am because of all the things that happen in my life.
I choose to let go of the pain, the guilt, the shame and forgive,
let love, happiness and light in.
While I write this, I realise also that I still have some
old outdated habits.
That I hold on to unhealthy/immature behaviours.....
and that is ok....
I trust I get enough time to deal with it...
one day at a time :-)