As we go into lockdowns, the journey changes again.
Maya Angelou said “Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure. We leave our homes for work, acting and even believing that we will reach our destinations with no unusual event startling us out of our set expectations. The truth is we know nothing, not where our cars will fail or when our buses will stall, whether our places of employment will be there when we arrive, or whether, in fact, we ourselves will arrive whole and alive at the end of our journeys. Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realise that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all our energies to each encounter, to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen. We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.”
Nothing is guaranteed.
People do not do well with ambiguity and uncertainty.
We have more of it now.
I always take solace in holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl words that “Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”
1. Check-in with yourself. Exercise – it releases serotonin.
2. Be Kind & Compassionate, This is hard on many people.
3. Do what you can to move forward. Break it down. Start Tiny. It’ll feel good.
Much Love to everyone as we navigate Omicron.
Jan 14, 2022