Don’t Brace Yourself

Bracing ourselves before impact is not a super idea.
It’s that inattentive, limp and carefree and singing to your favorite song while on route to tree kind of thing we’re supposed to have going on that gets us the least amount of damage.

That’s how we should do life, don’t you think?

Forget tensing up. Forget sticking your arms out straight to hold you in the space you don’t have a chance of staying in.

In some cases, it is better to get blind sided then it is to know what’s coming.

Control. Once you are not in it, don’t get ready for impact. All the rolls, the flips and the crashes. Don’t brace yourself for anything.

Bee as fluid as liquid honey.

You just may find the impact sticks to you like a hug gone wild.

 

Different Types of Tough

There are lots of good wonderfuls about life. Negative wonderfuls that make us stronger,better people.
Sometimes those saddy wonderfuls just suck to go through. We just want to be on the other side of it where we are that stronger,better person.

There are all kinds of different tough wonderfuls.
There are the monotone lines of the stuff. That are a constant apparency in your life.

There are ones that you can shove away for a little while, distract yourself with events or other people.

The rollercoaster ones that have you up for a day and then sunk to the bottom of the ocean the next. Being on that ride for weeks? That otta make your guts feel like they’re gonna spill out of your eyes.
There are ones that have you home in bed, wanting nothing to do with life.

I’m not sure if there’s a benefit in figuring out which one you’re experiencing. I suppose I just point these out because I figured which category I was in. The rollercoaster one.
In knowing that I kind of brace myself for the stomach dropping falls. It makes the happy ride in the clouds slightly salty and disfigured but that’s part of the bracing.

It’s an emotional,mental and physically exhausting trip. I tell myself often that the journey, as sucky as it is, it’s going to be okay. I have to believe that or else staying under the ocean will seem like a very pleasant and peaceful place, the glad clouds a mere unobtainable dream.