It’s scary when everything seems to flow in order.
It feels like you’re waiting for the storm to arrive.
As if you’re in a canoe blissfully sailing calmly in a river, birds chirping all around, sun shining above, and a cool breeze complementing the ride, but all of a sudden you reach the end of a cliff and a steep waterfall awaits, where – like in movies – you have nowhere to hold on to and you end up falling off, screaming at the top of your lungs, before diving into the water below.
Yes, it might be an exaggeration, or an overreaction, or maybe both.
But nothing lasts forever – neither good nor bad times – and perhaps that is what is most terrifying when it’s all good.
There is not much you can do though, other than what most motivational speakers, life gurus and the like prompt you to: take each day as it comes. Live the moment and you’ll soon see that in creating and indulging in every instant, you build a life, one you’re happy and proud of, and which fulfills every essence of your being.
No matter how calm a person you may be, and how in order you may have everything in your life, there comes a time when you too erupt. It is simple human character. It’s impossible to be fine all the time. He knew it well.
She, on the other hand, was easily subjected to panic attacks and nervous crises. She was just more vulnerable to them. She stressed too much, overthought everything, and felt too deeply. She became too emotionally attached too fast, and it usually brought heartache and unpleasant thoughts. Thus leading to the aforementioned breakouts.
That day, was one such occasion.
He could see the storm coming in her eyes that morning. She was still trying to suppress the torrent that was in turmoil inside of her.
“What would you like to do today?”
He knew she was undecisive, yet always offered her the option. She valued that in him.
“Let’s go somewhere extraordinary”, she replied.
He smiled widely. Their sense of adventure and their passion for devouring every moment of life, filling their moments with unforgettable experiences, was what had brought them together in the first place. And he fell in love with her for that. Because she was different.
He knew just the place to go.
Somewhere to calm her storm.
It was more than enough. For when she viewed the mountaintop view of the sea and city in the background, she fell silent, in awe of the beauty of nature.
It felt as if they were standing on the edge of heaven.
And right there, it was impossible to think about anything that was troubling your soul. Nothing mattered. It was so vastly magnificent, that everything else – including your stress – seemed negligible.
Nature has its own way of soothing and healing you, placing your senses in order and restoring your hope.