'Steady as she goes" is a nautical term meaning, when you are in rough seas and accommodating your ship, you find the balance in the moment and use all your expertise to keep that balance. But everyone falters here and there, no matter how balanced and on top of things they were the day before the storm at sea kicked in.
Here's the thing. We are doing this amazing journey together. Even the most rugged of individualists are figuring out the truth of this fact. It is the ONLY way we can do it. Sometimes, some of the more independent minded of us (ahem) have to be brought to a very clear recognition of how important being together is. It is imperative.
An image I have is of a carousel. We are all on our own horses going round and round through the cycles of experience life on earth is. When your horse is up, the horse next to you is down. Hint hint. When you are up and strong, that is frequently when the one next to you could use your love and strength.. When you are down, they are up, so now you lean on their love and strength.. And so it goes. It is a perfect system. And when we are finished with enough of a particular learning cycle, we can all get off the carousel and go dance together in the town square, celebrating our true progress, until it is time to get on our horses and ride again.
Because of the requirements of the shift we are all going through on this planet, there is less down time now. But we can learn to get a lot from a little. I find when I get rescued from being too intense about what I am asking of myself, when something strikes me as being funny, it is not just kind of funny, it is hilarious, and I get this wave of relief at feeling how I wouldn't miss this trip of life for anything, for I would not have wanted to miss the amazing humor that shows up. Life saving stuff, humor.
Yes, we can bear what is being asked of us and, it is highly advised, when what you need is a bear hug, you ask for it.