Sunday Morning - “Your Bottom”
Good morning & happy Sunday!
First thing, a little “Pro-Tom”
– please check out my new Found Art Facebook page @:
It is a collection of all my photos, frames & an invite (if you are in the city of Orange this coming Labor Day weekend) to The Orange International Street Fair where I will have my Found Art booth selling all things made by me!
Okay, enough about me… well, speaking of me; I have hit my bottom a couple of times, actually three or four times. Each time at a different point in my life, at a different age and usually in a different city full of different and unique set of circumstances. What I know is that first and foremost I made it through those times. Secondly, each bottom I hit was there, on my path, to teach me something. Usually to grow and do things differently, to see with more clarity and that allowed me to understand myself even better. As with all tests, they happen when we don’t want them to and in an area we’d rather not be tested in.
After moving last year, my life changed once again; relocating, starting to commute for the first time and realizing I had more time on my hands than I wanted. That time, that time to think… was what I truly did not want. But what it allowed me, after discovering I needed patience to get through this challenging time, was to feel things I had not felt before, to face things in my life I had been distracting myself from my entire life and about a month ago I felt like I hit bottom once again. I have always had passion. I have always been inspired. But over the last few months I have not been either, which for me was very unfamiliar and quite scary.
With a wonderful wife, support of good friends, a good therapist and prayer I know I made it through that moment in time. Staying out of that moment will take continual work, focus and a desire to stay in the moment each day, not pondering tomorrow or reflecting on yesterday. Right here, right now is what we all have. Contentment lies right in front of us all! But as in my case, sometimes we cannot see the path clearly because we have not wanted to, because we have not hit our bottom.
Your bottom may be very different than someone else’s, but it is all relative. Maybe you need to hit the bottom at your job, in your relationship, with your family, with whatever it is that you may be battling with to then start the path of gaining clarity and becoming the new and improved you.
peace & God bless