Both aspects are essential to our evolution though, creating opportunities for growth and connection within ourselves and to the universe.
Understandably, we prefer the crest of the wave to the bottom of the node.
When we’re on the top of the wave and feeling happy, we think it’s a ‘good’ thing, and when we’re at the bottom or in the node (experiencing pain or suffering) we often feel bad about ourselves.
That’s why we spend many years trying to avoid the nodes or the downs in life. However it’s impossible to do so because the principle of waves and nodes is a spiritual or higher law and cannot be changed.
What’s important is for us to realise it’s our tendency to judge when we’re in the node that makes it difficult to get through. In reality, it’s simply about learning the lesson that’s being shown to us and moving on without getting stuck in the judgment.
Indeed, as can be seen in nature, the more nodes there are in a Bamboo the stronger it is. This is true for us as well, the more challenges in life we overcome, the stronger we are for them. They help us to grow in a positive way, although it doesn’t always feel like it at the time.
Therefore, we need to realise that ups and downs in life are for our growth and development and not to cause us harm Their purpose is to teach us a higher lesson that will enable growth, expansion and forward movement.