When it rains it rains.
When it’s sunny it’s sunny.
When it’s hot or cold it’s hot or cold.
When it’s ‘just right’ it’s simply just that.
You can’t change the weather. It would be foolish to think you could.
So why do you rail against the way you feel?
The storms rise and fall within you.
Some days feel blustery, while others feel calm.
The sun shines. Or the grey cloud just blankets your being.
Minute by minute your moods shift and change like the winds.
You can’t change the way you feel in this moment by force of will.
So accept this moment. This feeling. The ‘good’ the ‘bad’ and the ‘indifferent’.
When the storms rage maybe just take cover.
The cover of your acceptance with awareness of breath as your anchor.
Al things change. They can’t not.
The dance of impermanence is played out in your body, heart and mind, with each passing blip of time.
So for now, if the darkness cloaks you, the rains lash, or the sun burns your skin, you could maybe just take cover – take rest – and watch, watch, watch and wait as the atmosphere changes, naturally, in its own sweet time. Your nose pressed against the window with patience, acceptance, and a strong intent to not write stories to match the way you feel.
And everything will change.
Maybe sooner. Maybe later. Maybe today. Maybe not.
Let it be.
And then when the air feels fresh and clear again, and the light shines kindly on you, then take the opportunity to begin the process of gratitude once more.
Use the times you feel good to create, with positive expectation, thankfulness and a heart full of wonder.
Use the times you feel down, anxious, angry or any of the less palatable sensations to practice accepting things, just as they are.
There is enormous power in your acceptance of what is.
You can’t change the weather.
But you can change your mind.