These are challenging times. Yet struggle can help us break through limitations, identify our core values, and find ourselves more aligned with our true purpose. The limiting structures around us are breaking down as well. We see this as inflexible corporations collapse. Awareness increases that there are more egalitarian and honest ways to do business. The change is painful but ultimately good.
It’s easy to go the other direction during difficult times and cling to narrow self-interest. But we can choose another way. Our daily choices can emanate meaning, hope and reciprocity.
We can choose to love the lives we are living exactly as they are this moment. Finding pleasure in a hug, a warm cup of coffee, and a well-earned rest has a wondrously positive effect on the body and mind. Finding meaning in those things that are not pleasurable helps us learn the lessons inherent in any struggle, and that transforms what we experience as fully negative into a valuable experience. No matter the situation, our true freedom as human beings is our ability to choose what attitude we take.
We can accept what is happening in our lives as a process. Our savings may be gone and our career plans forever changed. Resisting what our lives are at the moment blocks the creative approach to new possibilities. When we complain, blame or remain in the past we hold on to what we don’t want, and therefore aren’t open to the generative impulse.
Everywhere around us there is beauty. No matter how long or fierce the storm.