Walking across the street outside the office today, I nearly slipped on the wet pavement. In reality, I did a Scooby-Doo kind of footfall, but managed to stay standing, if slightly embarrassed.
It wasn’t the street itself that was slippery but rather it was the paint the city used to paint rainbows across the crosswalks downtown. While I’m in full support of the LGBTQ community, I’m not in support of the bad paint selection made by the city. On a good day, I find these crosswalks slightly slippery. Today, in the rain, it was downright treacherous. I can’t wait to see what it will be like once the ice and snow take hold!
All of this got me thinking about myself in recent weeks. Today’s near-pratfall was a wake-up call for me. I feel that I’ve been slipping on a rainbow for the past few weeks. My moods are up, then down, then up, then down. It’s like I’m walking across a sheet of ice and desperately trying to stay standing. So far, I’ve managed, but I’ve come close to falling down a number of times.
And had I fallen down, it would be okay. Because I’ll get back up. “Tout est toujours parfait.” That’s what François Lemay would say. Everything in the universe is cyclical. In order to appreciate the highs, you need to suffer through the lows. Sometimes that is a bitter pill to swallow, and I’ll admit that I’d rather just enjoy the highs. But that’s not how life works. Tout est toujours parfait… just trust that the Universe knows what it’s doing. It’s been around for billions of years.
It’s time to learn acceptance. And the first thing I have to accept is myself, as I am. Stop being so self-critical and recognize the Divinity in me. If I’m honest and in-tune with my values, I’ll be able to connect with my higher self and thrive. That’s what we need to be looking for – a connection with our true selves. You might even say it’s a rainbow connection. And now we’ve gone full circle.