I’m not sure if the words have, as yet, been invented to describe the current moment; there are highs and lows, there are jolts backwards and leaps forwards, there are upward shifts and downward falls. This goes way and beyond a fairground ride to a profound journey within, reaching deeply into the nooks and crannies of the soul.
As the great big washing machine of life continues to spin, rinse, hum, whir and jiggy across the floor, there is a great deal of bewilderment, bemusement, perplexity and disorientation as we each try to make sense of the shifts and find a moment to take a breath.
No one ever said life was easy, but it doesn’t have to be over-complicated either as we can choose to stop chasing horizons and instead feel the power of present moment consciousness and allow this to shape and define the stories of our lives…
So many of us are facing challenges at the current time and so many of us are feeling beleaguered and weary of pushing ahead as the storm batters against us and yet, despite the weariness, we carry on.
October looks set to be a month of inner reflection and outer shift as the pace of life steps up a gear and the rollercoaster ride gets a little more energetic than usual. For some, such a thrill is likely to be exhilarating and life-affirming but others may find the journey a little more nauseating as the twists and turns ebb and flow in intensity as the month progresses.
What about a bit of silence this month? Silence is the space where true wisdom can be found, it’s the willingness to be still, fully present and without distraction. We will all benefit from silent pauses this month.