Confessions Of A Tightrope Walker
"Hey Look Up!........ Up here.... I'm up here on the highwire!"
No need to be fascinated by my talent, afterall, we are all tightrope walkers! Yes, with this one heart we have and the 24 sets of emotions it must balance makes us bonafide tightrope walkers! Imagine, one heart that must balance Love & Hate, Joy & Sorrow, Courage & Fear, Selflessness & Greed, Confidence & Doubt.
---Imagine, one heart balancing a mixture of those emotions at any one time! No wonder so many fall off the highwire, that is just too much to keep balanced!
There is no shame in falling off the highwire, there is only shame in not getting back up!
Now, I've been up here for quite sometime and I am often asked "what's the trick?" I smile and gently reply....."gratitude".
I am deeply grateful for every minute I breathe, and once I am fully grateful for each minute, yes, I can be grateful for the moments where I deal with my own emotions of hate, greed, fear, sorrow, etc. I know these are the emotions that are so heavy that they will weigh me down to one side. They will cause me to lose my balance and hit the floor hard. But I am well aware, once down, a hand of kindness will come along, ask if I am alright, and will even help me back on that highwire!
So while the heart struggles to balance , I can remain forever grateful knowing that each negative emotion will be met with a counterweight! Now, don't me down, let me see your smiles and who knows, I may be doing this with my unicycle!
Wishing all a safe and balanced week! Marc :)