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Another Roller Coaster Ride, or Not?

Jun 9, 2022 | Daily Trek, Unlearn

Roller Coaster - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

Life Can Be A Roller Coaster, or Not

Many people think things are simply happening to them and often, fall into the trap of feeling like a victim. Questions arise like, “what did I do to deserve this?” or “why is this happening to me?”

When we see villains all around us and blame forces outside ourselves for our challenges, life will play in black and white. We will also be living according to someone else’s rules and standards. 

It’s our choice whether we want to live in a world of blame and victimization. We can stand in line and wait for the roller coaster ride, and climb on board every hour for days. Every ride will be the same the more we take it and we will learn to anticipate the scary and exhilarating bits. 

Doing Our Work

It is easier to give our power to someone else or take another ride on the roller coaster than owning our power. When we release expectations and attachments, and do our work, what we need comes to us.

Nothing is ever at it seems and we can strip away the layers of belief to find the essence for us. Life can feel like a huge roller coaster ride, with highs and lows and twists and turns that come to teach you. 

When we are ready to customize our ride and understand our inner power, much shifts as natural flow replaces the highs and lows.

Everything in life can always be a fantastic adventure, or not. It’s a conscious choice of what energy we tap into. When we are in the present moment, and we are headed into the future, which is unknown, it’s all a mystery. 

The unknown by itself has so many elements to experience from fear to anticipation to hope and joy. We can always imagine and dream. But we can never really know what will happen when we take ourselves out of the conventional manual to pursue our own path. 

Another Roller Coaster Ride, or A Different Experience?

We are the lucky ones when we have options and opportunities. The beauty of being present is we choose to be alive.

Aldous Huxley  in his book Island shares:

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.

I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.

So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling,
on tiptoes and no luggage,
not even a sponge bag, completely unencumbered.”

No one has walked in our shoes until this very moment. Every step is a mystery to uncover. We can be surprised, we fall down and we can get back up.

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