Ebb is the flowing back of the tide away from the coast and towards the sea. With reference to life, anything ebbing means it is declining, gradually fading away or becoming smaller. Flow is the incoming phase of water to the shore which brings about its rising. Ebb and flow signify ups and downs of life.
Life, in general, has its own ebb and flow. For instance, the times of joy and celebration, achievement of set goals, breakthroughs in different areas of life, graduation from school, a romantic relationship, getting married, the arrival of a child, loneliness, divorce, disappointment, anxiety, depression, and so on. Some of these things happen in people’s lives at one point or another.
All in all, what you may be experiencing now could be either an ebb or a flow but whichever one it is, there is something you can learn from it.