Many of us love the cold, snowy winter with its frigid air and biting chill. It makes us feel alive, exuberant and fresh! But those among us who know best, prepare for those winter days with the proper clothing and protection. It makes all the difference to whether our experience will be enjoyable or painful!
I think this is a good metaphor for life. Being as prepared as we can be makes all the difference in what we take from our experiences. Sometimes ‘the bite’ or ‘the chill’ is unavoidable, but if we are prepared, it doesn’t dominate our moments.
Being unprepared in frigid weather brings reality of danger from the elements.
All good intention to pack protective gear serves no significance.
Fear creeps in. How will I adapt? Will I even survive?
Every simple thing that had relevance in your life no longer seems to matter……the job, the house, who you’re not talking to; your disappointments and woes.
Does it matter if you put on a few pounds or are balding now?
Experiencing your emotions is the same type of exposure.
All good intentions aren’t enough…we need to stop the doing, the distractions, avoidance and fear……nothing should take preference over being human –and humans must feel to heal.