Life brings infinite joy, wonder, and fulfillment. But what happens when life gets a bit prickly? Sometimes we go along with our "flow" and everything falls into place. We are meeting deadlines, building intimacy in our relationships, and taking care of ourselves. KERPLUNK! We hit a bump in the road and life feels prickly and painful. Some of the prickles are normal parts of daily life---the angry person at the supermarket, the neighbor who parked in your spot, the insurance company who overcharged you. Othertimes, the prickles are more unbearable: loss, inhumanity, self-loathing, and disappointment.
During a walk, I stumbled upon an area called "cactus corner." The plants were so beautiful, but at the same time, so prickly. These cacti symbolize our lives: rich and magnificent, but painful and uninviting at the same time!
How do you cope with the prickly side of life?