Like the tide that rushes in and covers all the sand at high tide and then recedes back, exposing all the rocks and formations that lie below the surface of the waves when the ocean recedes to low tide.
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.Pema Chodron
Initially, a deceitful sense of pride takes over and says “I can do this! I don’t need them, or that memory!” Over time, the tide will erode away at this false sense of confidence. With each turn of the tide, calmness, confidence at high tide covers the chaos that lives within. Shortly after, the waves recede back and exposes the broken parts, the good parts, the good memories.
Emotionally, we ride the wave and hope that our ship is strong enough to keep us a float until the storm is over. Until calmer, stable waters return you back to your equilibrium. A time when exposed rocks, scars, memories no longer trigger that raw pain of missing that other person. Instead a smile, an appreciation, a reminder of a time you felt alive – the good and the bad. A lesson in love, that you took a risk, that you tried.
A reminder that you are alive and human.
Glow Up ♥
Mental Health Resources
- NHS mental health helplines page:
- Mental health and work:
- NHS 5 steps to mental wellbeing:
- Mental Health Foundation Campaigns:
- Mind mental health awareness course: