The sun sets on another day…
Sunset will be here soon, and I will watch in awe of another day. Every day is amazing even when it knocks the breath out of you.
The story of the phoenix is an old one.
“The ancient Greeks and Egyptians described a mythical bird called the Phoenix, a magnificent creature that was a symbol of renewal and rebirth. According to legend, each Phoenix lived for 500 years, and only one Phoenix lived at a time. Just before its time was up, the Phoenix built a nest and set itself on fire. Then, a new Phoenix would rise from the ashes.”
The story is laid before people to illustrate the concept of rebirth. from the idea of “out of chaos, order” to the idea that we can change through a difficult situation it is our difficult times that give us pause, and our difficult times that open the door to new growth.
It is here we need to focus for a moment. After all, devastation can only be, well, devastating. The very word makes many people cringe (Unless they are making zombie movies, then it is a good thing). Devastation can define us at our best and define us at our worst. It is in our most challenging moments we can define ourselves and the aftermath can open insight, resolve, and a doorway to who we want to be.
Let’s learn after we face the negative. Let’s find a way to rise up out of the ashes, stand up and be more, and remake ourselves or at least stand up and be ourselves. We do have to remember that sometimes being who we are is more than enough, and sometimes we need to change.
My life has been filled with change. From growing up to being an adult it has never been an easy journey and it is the challenges in my life that have allowed me to grow, and see the world differently always. Not as everyone sees it, but as I see it. How about you?
So as the sun sets on another day. When you are reduced to ashes, remake yourself. When the ashes are no more it will be you still standing. Never let adversity take you away from your power, the power to become you, and then you2 and more. Believe in yourself daily, and find the way, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and keep growing…