Your Warrior Within: 3 Reasons to Love Rock Bottom
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”- J.K Rowling
The Truth of Rock Bottom
Rock bottom feels like a hopeless space of despair and shattered dreams- filled with the stark sound of empty. It strikes you to your core, and rips the comfort from your bones. Loss shadows your heart with a veil of pain. Rock bottom is not a pretty place, yet it is the home of change, transformation, and gracious renewal.
If you have reached rock bottom, there is only one way to go from there- bravely up, and extending far beyond what once was. We are forcefully pushed and exerted into rock bottom places so we can finally allow for the exodus of the inessential and outgrown. There is a distinct beauty to be found in the profound silence that hits you from the depth of your soul. A silent, yet turbulent despair unlike any other.
You will feel like you have lost; trapped in an enclosure of grief and sadness. Yet once your heart reaches the floor, a warrior from within, your inner phoenix inspired by a resurgence of flames calls your name. “Rise up, move forward, you can begin again”. Here are 3 reasons to love rock bottom.
1.The seeds of transformation are born through chaos and inner anguish:
Old habits and behaviours become ingrained into the pattern of our existence. We are comfort-seeking creatures with a love of the familiar and all that we can physically see and hold onto. Yet the true beauty of our cosmic flow is forged through the heart of the unfamiliar, the unknown, and the mystery and magic that moves outside of our periphery. We lose touch with this beauty in our lives, where everything is so routine and comfortable. Sometimes, a dramatic and painful shake-up is needed to strike us out into new territory and a wide open space- where anything is possible once more.
Rock bottom is fertile ground for a new foundation to arise. One that is built on the truth of whom you are and unafraid to enter into a new colour of life. A place of nothing is where the wonder of everything can root its seeds to blossom.
“Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around”- Buddy Buie
2. We find our backbone and tap into our inner strength:
Our inner strength is galvanised in times of struggle and adversity. Our survival instinct is innate and powerful. It is primordial and embedded within us all. Calls to rise-up shout to you from a deep place within. And you can only reach that place through the harsh knocks that bring you down. Adversity and inner turmoil act as a catalyst for discovering all that we have hidden inside. We should not fear our challenges. We should trust in our inherent capacity to be elevated and enlightened from life’s pushes and tugs. Jolts out of comfort and safety give us a chance to realise our own strength. To gather the power to overcome, regenerate, and wakefully renew our dance with life again.
Rock bottom places and points of crisis are the best navigators toward your inner fire of fortitude and courage.
“When this ultimate crisis comes… when there is no way out – that is the very moment when we explode from within and the totally other emerges: the sudden surfacing of a strength, a security of unknown origin, welling up from beyond reason, rational expectation, and hope.”
― Émile Durkheim
3. New beginnings and blessings come disguised as painful endings:
We cling to the old whilst we pray for the new. Yet we cannot have both. Each new beginning is inspired by a finality of something that precedes it in some way. It is only through a release and an expiration of what we feel safe and protected within that we can seek new ground. Through loss we find fresh hope and inspire new dreams. The new promenades its potential riches in the glory of an open space filled with faith and driven by desire. A painful ending and our low points of desperation are blessed with the strength to gift us with a new beginning. One that has rippled its chance through the veins of our inner being. Rock bottom sweeps its change and destruction through our lives, but we can choose to trust the picture of something new that will be created from it.
Nothing ever ends. Continuity is intrinsically motivated by natural law.
The beauty of rock bottom:
We are never alone in our times of darkness and despair. When we can move out of a mentality of loss we can seek a mindset of positive change through all that went wrong. There is no shame in the apparent nature of reaching rock bottom. These times are reserved for the most beautiful underdogs, warriors of love and ubiquitous hearts that rhyme with the beat of the universal heart. Rock bottom is tough love from a universe that seeks to bring you to your truth and amplify you to your greatness. We find our freedom through it when we faithfully trust the picture of what it can unfold. Rock bottom sparks your inner chemistry with an electric charge of hope.
Our mistakes, heartbreaks, and toughest of times only serve to show us the true magnitude, strength, and unwavering promise of our heart.
“When you feel like you have been hit, dig deep and hit back. Rock bottom is not your end, it is your beginning” – Christine Evangelou/Stardust and Star Jumps