Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Ebb and Flow of Life

Motivational Thoughts - The Ebb and Flow of Life

Did you ever notice that there is any ‘ebb and flow’ of life?

Sometimes everything seems to be moving smoothly and sometimes life throws you a ‘curve ball’. The interesting thing about the ebb and flow of life is that life never stays the same. Your life is not always going to go smoothly nor will your life remain a disaster. The only constant is time.

For me, I find the concept of life ebbing and flowing very soothing. I know that when I am facing a struggle or difficult time, that time won’t last forever. I keep thinking positive, and moving forward, and everything works out. Likewise, when my life is sailing forward smoothly, I know that that flow won’t last forever, and so I make time to really enjoy the event or activity.

A couple of months ago, I was laid off from my job. It was definitely an ‘ebb’ time of my life. However, I found a perfect job, a teaching position at a wonderful school, a place where I can utilize my experience and talents. I am back in the ‘flow’ of life.

Here is a technique that might work for you the next time you are in the ‘ebb’ phase of life. Trying focusing on a time when your life was flowing. Close your eyes and visualize those positive memories. A technique like this will help you relax and think clearly. It will help you move through the ‘ebb’ and back into the ‘flow’.

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