Ebb and flow meaning
Ebb and flow quite simply means the highs and the lows, the hot and the cold, the positive, and the negative, the black and white, the bang and the whimpers. “The Fame and fortune and everything that goes with it…” to quote Freddie Mercury. In other words, ebb and flow is the circle of life. Despite the fact it appears to be a final destination, it is rather the initiation of an endless journey. Nonetheless, when we don’t meditate, it can feel like we are the tide itself. Up and down, moody, neurotic, stressed out, and prone to an irritable being. This is often the result of imbalance, chemically and otherwise. Accordingly, meditation serves as the anthesis to this imbalance. It’s not that meditation is an escape from reality, contrary to popular belief, but rather an upgrade to your most optimal reality. In other words, meditation is all about weathering the storm with the simple understanding that you are everything but. Yet, to understand the ebb and flow meaning is to be neutral to its experience. And while it is nice to be present in the moment, there is a thin line between being present and allowing yourself to get carried away by the current. Except, it is easier said than done. In the heat of the moment, it might seem as though you are powerless and thus incapable of standing your ground. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, in sickness and in health, you are all that you seek in this ebb and flow world.
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Being a Happy Medium in Ebb and Flow
There is fresh snow sticking on the ground. The dark air is arctic and nippy as the clouds puff an impending storm. Your thick, yet malleable clothing whistles with the wind. Yet, as you try to find common ground, the bonfire to your side roars. It is as if the toasty, volatile flames are going to devour you like an alligator’s stew. So, what do you do? How do you make peace between two greater evils? How do you find the best within, not merely around, the worst?
Acceptance. Accept where you are at in this predicament. You are not okay. That’s okay. You are everything but comfortable. That’s to be expected. There is a chance you might not make it through the night. When you get too warm, you wish it were cooler. When you get too cold, you wish you were warmer. Yet, you have no where else to go. So, to survive, you settle for both. So, how can you thrive when the weather — not you! — is hot and cold.
You are Warm!
And sane, as you are everything but more of the same ebb and flow meaning. That’s it! Move along. Come closer to the fire, although not too close. Embrace the icy weather as sunlight goes further away from the eternal night. Step into your light and make peaceful resolution with the warring conflict.
The sun will come out tomorrow. After all, the darkest hour always comes before dawn.
Progressing vs. Perfecting
At last, meditation is all about being the progress you seek. There are infinitely many ways to improve, and yet none of them amount to perfect. Furthermore, you might save yourself needless ebb and flow if you stop chasing perfection. And despite its debatable nonexistence, we can all argue that it will flee from you accordingly. Instead, let your progress come to you as necessary. Most of the times we can save ourselves if we stop trying to save ourselves. In other words, the less we stop veering away from ourselves, the more we can go home to our true nature. For example, if you are playing basketball, focus on how much better you are now. Focus on all the progress you have been making. You will continue. To be honest, ups and downs are a natural part of life. We wouldn’t excavate the sanity within if not for the insanity around. In the game of life, you will sometimes lose and win other times. Yet, you are only a loser if you declare yourself as such. To reiterate, you are what you say you are. Your thoughts, feelings, and actions encompass your destiny. In the same vein, you are a learner and a winner in the mountain and valley times alike. Focus on this. Let this vision progress, materialize, and thus grow. Remember, you are not here to be perfect. You are here because you are a divine expression of all that is perfectly imperfect. Accordingly, you are special and unique as you are. In the end, life isn’t happening to you. It is happening for you to meditate, find yourself, and be the alignment on your progressing, invaluable journey.
Ebb and Flow, Meaning…
Everything and nothing all at once. It represents the powerful energies of zero, or infinite potential — you. I hope this article found you well. Share, comment, and recommend my posts. Find your high-vibe tribe. Be the flow in the ebb.
Aren’t you the calm in the storm?