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The Phoenix—Rising from the Ashes! #phoenix

Nothing intrigues me more than the classical myth of the phoenix, which was a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian Desert. After this time, it burned itself on a funeral pyre and rose from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle. The reason I’m so enamored by this myth is because of out of all the struggles in my life and the most painful times I can remember, I have had my greatest epiphanies and aha moments.

We don’t need a genius to see that everyone from the richest to the poorest person experiences grief, sadness, and loss. Life is rife with change, because, existentially, everything we look at is aging each moment of every day. So, plants die, people cease to exist, and relationships weather the storm, but often pass away as well. So, the secret to being happy is coming to this harsh realization.

However, an even greater secret is in the mystery of the phoenix. If we believe that all things are in Divine Order, than we must understand that our human existence is for a purpose. So, all loss comes as a lesson in humanity and rises from the ashes to become spiritual and human lessons.

Recently, I faced a few personal losses all at the same time. I have to tell you that my self-talk every morning began with many affirmations, including my favorite: Letting Go is merely a matter of making room for something bigger and greater. In my relationship corner of my room, following the concept of Feng Shui, I put a picture of a butterfly, which represents transformation. In the following weeks after my perceived losses, I have found more joy and hope than I could have ever imagined. Yes, I continue to have some grief about my losses, which is normal, but my happiness definitely has begun to exponentially outweigh the pain.

Know this: Every moment of everyday, life passes the moment it happens. The secret to happiness is to love the next moment more than you grieve the loss of the past.

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