The Fragility of Life: Immense Love, Deep Belonging, and Anchoring Into Good When Things Get Hard

Conversations from the Heart - July 29th 2022

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Healing, Family, Love

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Some days more than others we are hit with just how fragile life is.

Our experience on this earth is fleeting - and nothing is guaranteed.

If you’ve felt untethered lately, this episode will anchor you back into belonging, gratitude, and purpose.

Rachel has just returned home from a trip to Amsterdam to visit family after a hard diagnosis. She shares a bit about how lost she felt, how unfair life is sometimes, and how her family’s lives were turned upside down. It was some yarrow on the side of the road that reminded her - there is so much love present here too.

Maybe we experience love this deeply because we know how fragile it is. Sometimes all we can do is put one foot in front of the other, take things day by day, and return to love again and again.

Key Takeaways

  • Sometimes it’s the most unexpected hardships that bring about the greatest sense of belonging.
  • When the world is spinning too quickly, return to the earth. It will bring you back home.
  • If life were not so fragile, we might not be able to experience love and gratitude at the deep level we do.
  • Be grateful for every moment you have with your loved ones - the small things are the big things.