Let's talk about gravity. Gravity keeps us centered and balanced.
When I was a kid I used to believe that if Earth suddenly lost gravity we would float around like balloons until we ended up on the moon. I have since learned that before we could get too far, the atmosphere would be completely sucked into space and so would all of the air in our lungs. Similarly, things wouldn’t be so great if gravity was somehow doubled. Our world, buildings and all, would come crashing down around us from the pressure. Fortunately, as far as we know, gravity betraying us is something we don’t need to worry about.
What a lot of us deal with on a day to day basis are other forces similar in nature that can be just as damaging and debilitating as these hypothetical situations.
Has an experience with depression or disappointment felt like a thousand pound weight in your chest dragging you down? Has extreme heartache unexpectedly brought you to your knees? Does anxiety or stress ever make you feel like all the air in the room has somehow disappeared? Do painful memories of past experiences float around in your mind with nowhere to land?
The hope that I wish to convey is that none of these experiences, and all the others just as difficult not mentioned, ever need be a constant state that we just simply have to endure. The weight and pressure can lessen, the oppressive pain holding us down can dissipate, and the sweet, fresh air will once again bring vitalizing oxygen to our bodies.
The balance we all want in our lives can be restored if it has been lost, rebuilt if it has been damaged, or newly constructed if it has never been present. Let’s work together to figure out what that process looks like for you and get building!