In rough seas and from one stormy weather to another… what do you do?
Winter is setting in, in Melbourne. It’s really meant to be Autumn… but the bitterness of bone aching cold, windy and rainy days are here already.
One morning I was driving to work in stormy weather. It has been raining all night… and in the morning, it was just as ferocious… at one point, it started hailing. It was probably about 8 am when I reached the quarter mark of the freeway and it started pouring and hailing. All the cars were put onto a halt during this spectacular nature show… no one was getting to work fast that morning, no matter how fancy the cars they were driving in.
One big dreadful weather to start the week.
Menacing black clouds covered the sky, from corner to corner, as far as my eyes can see…
I was really looking for a glimmer of light to keep me going.
“No blue sky today…” I heard myself whispering.
It takes me about 1 hour to drive to work each day during peak hour traffic. When it rains, it would take about 1.5 hours. But, I have always enjoyed the drive… I try to anyway. It is extremely difficult during traffic jam, the stop-go motion and long queues make my joint pain worse, especially my right hip and knees… One thing I always love about driving through this particular freeway is that, at many points, I would get a wide angle view of the sky. It looks so beautiful, so open and majestic. It makes me feel so blessed to live in this part of the continent, in this country, in this city. I love clouds and sky watching during the drive.
Strangely enough… as I was queuing up at the freeway exit, the rain stopped… and when I looked up closely, I can see the clouds were moving… there was just a little tiny break in between bundles of blackness and there… I saw, just how blue the sky still is behind a curtain of black fluffy clouds…so pure, untouched by all the storm that has just been raging on all night and day.
And then I realized…
Whoa! You know what? No matter how bad it gets, there it is! The blue sky is always there… it is just covered by everything else that is trying to steal the show on stage… maybe it’s the black clouds, maybe it’s the thunder, maybe it’s the rain…
Beyond the darkness, there is always light.
But when it rains, you gotta let it pour. Pour it all out… your sadness, your pain, your anger, your frustrations… Pour it ALL OUT!!! ALL of your pent-up emotions… let it turn into icy hail storms…
It was very moving to see this in nature. I’ve got so much to learn from Nature… It always surprises me with a new lesson each day.