Change causes reflection, and I have a deep desire to understand my current challenges in life so I can grow and heal. My motto for years have been “live in the moment and be my best self”. Right now I’m struggling, and the heaviness I’m always carrying makes it difficult to focus on my hopes and dreams.
It was suggested that I envision a vessel that could hold my heart-ache and disappointment; all the things that are difficult to face. By placing them inside of an imaginary space, you can go forward and live without the weight, and come back to everything “put away” when you have the energy, time, and support to work through them. Before you read what my mind created, please close your eyes and picture everything that’s hurting or hard in your life, and place it all inside of something.
What’s your vessel?
I asked a few friends to do this visualization, and their answers were: God, my journal, and a treasure box. Seriously??? I first envisioned a suitcase, but somehow that didn’t seem strong enough, so I landed on the trunk of a car. I love the idea of my past hurts and disappointments driving away.
While I continue to make sense of my journey, I’ll take one thing at a time from my trunk and face it head-on, because I’m strong, I’m a survivor, and I’m willing to put in the necessary effort to gain peace and clarity.
I’ve also found peace through creating deeper connections with others, and I experience more love in my life by showing compassion to those around me. If we’re all a little broken, then it’s my mission to make everyone’s day a little better, and the world a little brighter. By giving my heart, time and attention to family, friends, and strangers, the heavy things in my life get lighter while I’m blessing the lives of those around me… it’s a win-win!