In case you haven’t noticed none of us are driving this bus. We are just along for the ride more or less. I suppose it’s actually like much of life in that way only a more dramatic, pointed example.
I’ve been reflecting a lot on my own response to this. Thinking a lot about how I have responded, how I’d like to respond. In the moment and in retrospect.
I know that I want to keep a clear head. I want to see things as they are and face each day/new reality head on.
I know that I want to embody strength, love and happiness for my family and friends.
I know that I want to enjoy as much of this surplus of time I get to spend with my daughter as I possibly can (and it’s a lot 😆).
I know that I’m grateful for this profound shake up. There are reset buttons that needed to be hit in my life. Privileges that were being taken for granted. Time that was being wasted (always). Even as focused as I have been in the last few years on the precarity of our predicament on this planet, I STILL need to get my shit together and stop wasting time! Do the things that need to be done, see the people I need to go and see, get lost in the adventures I have been dreaming about.
There are logistical and situational variables in my life and that of my family that we are fortunate enough to have a lot of control over. Some upcoming opportunities to rethink and restructure. To better reflect the values and intentions that events like this sharpen up like nothing else can. Will I leverage those? I’m planning on it.
What use is an event like this if you don’t mine every silver lining you possibly can out of it? What choices/behaviors are old, tired and negatively impacting your life? Which positive alternatives are waiting to be embodied?
How will you respond, which path will you choose?
Thinking of you guys and your loved ones. Wishing you a mindful, reflective and positive Monday.
Stay strong. Onward!