It’s easy to believe that “we’re aligned” when things go well and the road is smooth.
It’s The Bumps that teach us.
The Bumps that will - for sure - show up. Again and again and again.
Sometimes we will see them coming, there will be signs on the side of the road. Often we won’t.
How we navigate The Bumps together is what tells us what we truly have.
The Bumps speak to us about the quality of our relationships, our friendships, our work connections.
Do we stand on the same side of the road when a tire explodes or do we point the finger, accuse, insult - or abandon each other?
Do we look for solutions together or do we become the enemy, only looking for ways to blame and disengage?
How do we repair?
The Bumps will keep on coming.
How - and IF - we repair will tell us the truth about our relationships.
How sweet to find ourselves on the other side of a Bump, holding hands and smiling; grateful for what we learned and ready to ride more of this life together, feeling closer and stronger in our ability to change the next tire!
How important to find out that what we thought was solid actually dissolves at the first downpour, spilling away in the gutter, suddenly empty of substance...
The Bumps are our teachers and wherever they point the light is a Gift we are invited to pay attention to and embrace.
May we learn to welcome their invitations to re-orient and eventually become grateful for their teachings.