By Rosa Long
The Law of Rhythm states that nature’s movements are cyclical…there is repetition in everything. This reminds me of my sons’ schedules…they are consistently on a rhythm from their morning routines, daily schedules, to their yearly holiday events. They are as predictable as the sun coming up on the west and setting on the east. I have recently been told by my husband that he enjoys having a consistent routine as well. The longer I live with him, the more I’m seeing myself enjoy routine as well…to a certain extent.
I love change! To me I see change as disrupting the normal flow of things. I don’t like staying the same and I don’t like not improving myself, my life and my surroundings. Does this sound familiar? I am actually stating that I love RHYTHM! Disrupting change is not contrary to the Law of Rhythm, it is actually following along with that specific law. I can’t explain it better than Leslie Householder describes it in her book, Hidden Treasures. “There are people who strive for better times [that’s me!], and when they experience some, they get comfortable there and level out. Eventually, they become dissatisfied with their circumstances, and what was once wonderful becomes commonplace.” That’s me to a “T”!
Instead of feeling the Law of Rhythm as a negative, meaning that I have to have a “low” period in my life, I’m actually just wanting an improvement (aka “Up”) in my rhythm. See the visual below:
I love that you can change the wavy horizontal rhythm from ups and downs to a 45 degree stairwell going UP
That’s how I feel I’ve been living the Law of Rhythm. I’m sure there were years of horizontal rhythm when I stayed in a comfort zone too long. For the most part; however, I have felt that I have had continuous growing and learning and had my life improved and experienced some major personally growth.
I choose to use the Law of Rhythm as a positive upswing in my life. I choose to visualize great things in my life and choose where my rock bottom will be. I choose to learn from other’s experiences to avoid making similar mistakes because I don’t need to fail hard or suffer greatly to learn. I gladly choose to seek the positive out of every experience and be grateful for all things. In gratitude, I find peace and joy.