A little over a year ago, we all walked through a doorway of opportunity. That seems like a very odd thing to say, yes? How can there be opportunity in having life as we know it suddenly washed away in a global tidal wave of change? It quite frankly has been shocking.
You and I and everyone else on this planet have been thrust into an unexpected journey. This is where we are and what will we make of it? Denial will not make it go away.
Human beings are amazingly resilient and resourceful when put to the test. This may well prove to be the biggest test we have ever undergone as a collective.
As I observe my friends and family, I see various ways people cope. More exercise (endorphins are real mood-lifters!), bridging connections online (our contact with other humans are important to our happiness), coming up with new ways to be creative, productive, and adapt.
Now is the time to see of what we are really made. We are being challenged and stretched. We each must dig deeper to discover new attributes that we did not know we possessed. We in essence are searching for the best stuff in us.
Leaving one’s safe zone has a way of doing that. I love this quote from Walt Whitman’s poem, “Song of the Open Road”:
“I am larger, better than I thought,
I did not know I held so much goodness,
All seems beautiful to me.”
Life on this planet has been brought into sharper focus. The superficial veneer of society is being shattered with a huge invisible pick axe. It is inevitable that we will go deeper, because we really have no choice. Well, yes we do but…The alternative is to give up, and I don’t know about you, but that is simply not an option for me.
We have all mourned loss in this global scenario, but can you see past the loss? Can you feel it?
We are being born.
Photo/art courtesy of Javier-Rodriguez, Pixabay