Is there a bear in there and a bear in you?
There are periods of our lives where we enter a cave and we go into the dark.
It is a place of introspection, a place where we ponder our lives and look at what we are here to do.
Western society tells us we should be, getting going in our lives, moving on, achieving something and being successful.
Tribal cultures tell us that there are times we need to be like the bear. Hibernate for the winter, nurture ourselves and restore ourselves.
Many people enter a time of hibernation, but they fight it and back out. They might say ‘it is not what they should be doing’. So they push on with their lives. The push through depression, feeling lost, alone and unsatisfied.
I suggest we recognize the “bear” times in our lives and be okay with being in the cave. It is restorative time. A time to cleanse, to nurture, to be with yourself and your thoughts.
In the darkness you will become a new you, a you that does not even look like you.
In the darkness you will find yourself and your inner wisdom.
Just coming out of the cave, love Tracy xx