Over the past week and half, it got really cold and very Wintery in Helsinki. First snow arrived and so did the low temp., slippery ground and ice tramps everywhere. Trench coats and sneakers were replaced by layers and layers of clothes, Winter coats and boots. I have to admit that I did love the appearance of the snow, but I did not enjoy one bit of coldness and having to wear tons of layers. The forecast savvy people are predicting that the snow will melt away by the end of this week and that the weather will warm up a little before Narnia like snow storms come back again. 🙂
While patiently layering my outfit and bundling up, I have realised that I can easily relate the “layering” to how we ( me ) often layer something else in daily life than our clothes only.
It got me thinking how often do we bundle up our brain with way too much unnecessary information, how often do we cover up ourselves with the layers of fear, doubts, insecurities? How often do we tighten up that “scarf” and don’t let ourselves be what and whom we want to be? How often do we put on as many layers as possible to stay “safe and sound” instead of facing the uncertain and challenging in life?
I always have two of those fighting inside of me, the fearless one that is totally ready to ditch all of the layers and live life without doubts and regrets vs. one that would still like to stay bundled up and protected, just my eyes wondering and peeking through in case I might want to still check through at the “possibilities” that float around.
Yes, cold is not nice and it does send shivers down your spine but the world that’s out there, waiting to be discovered and conquered can bring you much more warmth and make your blood run faster than any warm layers ever could.
Let’s all be a little bit more braver and confident by not always playing the “right” cards and relying on safe bets but instead embrace the uncertainty of coldness and make the best of it!
Happy Monday everybody!