Lesson-Rich Windstorms

A lot of people are going through some very challenging (I like to think of them as “lesson-rich”) times right now.

I saw this quote from wordsmith.org that seemed to fit the situation fairly well:

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (1926-2004)

So if windstorms are howling all around you right now, may they soon expose even more of the beuaty of your spirit.

One great thing about windstorms–even the most fierce–is that sooner or later they blow over.

Anchor yourself to your spirit and nothing can blow you away. It can keep your feet on the ground when the winds are howling, give you wings to soar when gentle breezes return, light your way in the darkness, warm you when the world seems so cold, and help you to connect with others in wonderfully deep and powerful ways.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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4 Responses to Lesson-Rich Windstorms

  1. boomiebol says:

    Very well written and thanks for the encouragement…sharing this on twitter. Thank you

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your kind comment and sharing it on Twitter, Boomie!

      I’m enjoying my online friendship with you, and once I get my quarterlies out I plan to catch up reading your wonderful posts.


  2. On The Way says:

    While I do agree with the sentiments, I am glad that you posted your next post…
    Think that you know enough from what I’ve said about why that might be,,, it’s possible that this storm is not actually going to blow over and figuring out how to live in that is proving more difficult than anticipated. Never mind though, thanks for sharing your thoughts…
    Take care

    • russtowne says:

      There are times when we can’t do it alone. Sometimes we need the help of friends, and . sometimes even the best of friends aren’t equipped to help us to move through certain situations. Perhaps you are in one of the latter right now. I hope you are able to find a lifeboat in the terrible storm you are in. I believe you have much to give to the world and hope you find a way to work through this terrible storm. My thoughts and best wishes are with you!


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