I guess that lately, my rope seems to have frayed a bit. Even though it has a tough core, it has been tossed like a vessel to and fro. Life has its challenges for sure. And if we can stay the course without being broadsided from the storm that approaches, we are doing good. But, sometimes while weathering the storm, our cord becomes a little weaker and more frail. It might stay in tact, but it needs repair afterwards. And while undergoing this part of the journey, you might find that friends and family are there to help you make that rope strong again. And you count your many blessings that you can breathe in the crisp, fresh air once again as you sit and meditate at your favorite fishing hole after the storm.
Life... It might not be easy. But, it is worth it.