Defying Gravity

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I was watching one of my favorite Sunday night t.v. shows Brothers and Sisters.  Norah Walker (the mother, who is played by Sallie Field) ran into an old friend, who by the way, looked much younger.  It appeared that her much younger looking friend had a little work done.  The friend highly recommended that Norah have a little work done herself.  Her friend simply said, “What goes up, must stay up.” 

Her casual comment got me thinking (as usual).  Why do we always want to fight what comes natural?  We fight the aging process with all these gimics, lotions, creams, etc or we go to the extreme, and have a little reconstructive surgery.   Either way we are defying gravity.
The same holds true with our emotions and how we feel, but just in the opposite direction.  We don’t state how we feel, because we don’t enjoy confrontation.  We don’t express ourselves emotionally because we are worried how others will perceive us or we were taught to “suck it up” and move on.   So we supress our feelings hoping they will stay down, when eventually, as nature would have it, they will come up. 

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~Lao Tzu

Just like the quote said above, life is all about changes and we spend so much of our energy trying to resist them.  I think we have so much to gain if we would just be true to ourselves; our appearance, our thoughts, our feelings, and our emotions.  When we stop resisting, we start living.

“The Journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” ~ Barbara Deangelis

Maybe it’s time to stop defying gravity and start dancing.

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