It’s getting toward peak bloom for lotuses at the Kenilworth gardens…it’s that time…it’s time for these magnificent flowers that spring forth from the mud and stun all around them with their beauty, to shine in all their glory.
I write this note on what would have been my 20th wedding anniversary. You all have walked with me these past 2 ½ years as I navigated unexpected changes in my life, changes that I did not anticipate would happen, and I am forever grateful for your support and love.
I’ve been thinking about those changes today as I looked through my facebook memories and recalled the emotions I felt on this particular day in the past two years…and I was struck by the change in emotions on this particular day today, how I don’t feel the same sadness, the same emotional charge, how I was not particularly emotionally triggered today, even when looking at old memories. Not to say that I don’t ever feel sadness, or that I’m never triggered anymore, if I said that I would be lying to you…but the emotional heaviness that I had felt in the past…that emotional heaviness just wasn’t there today.
My dear friends, if you are navigating unexpected changes in your life, and you feel like you are stuck in the mud, know that you won’t be there forever, things will hurt less…even if it feels like you’re never going to get through it now, things will hurt less. Just like that lotus has to move through the mud to burst forth in all its beauty, so we too at times might have to walk through the mud in the anticipation of future beauty.
I hope you have an amazing day my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!