For some, rollercoasters are invigorating and filled with thrills. There is much anticipation and anxiety. As the ride ascends and descends through loop after loops, the body is turned upside down repeatedly. Emotions of laughter, tears, joy, and fear are all entangled. Finally, when the ride finishes, a sense of relief or excitement is what one experiences.
At times, isn’t life like a rollercoaster? One minute things are going fine and suddenly a circumstance changes things. Life will change for the better or worse. But, it does not stay the same. Like a rollercoaster, you’re either up or down it seems. When the worse is over there’s a sense of relief, and when things are going well it’s exciting.
Yet, between the ups and downs, there is another posture in life. It’s a posture of being grounded. The benefits of being grounded are when life takes you for a ride, if you are grounded, you’re determined to brace yourself and embrace whatever comes your way. Through the ups and downs, you’ll remain encouraged in knowing, “no matter what”, it will soon end. You’re like the person at the bottom of the rollercoaster waiting for others to get off.
Find a place or posture where you can remain grounded- it’s exciting to know it’s possible to live life this way.