We’re in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. It feels like the end of the world.
But does everyone feel that way? Does everyone get the same sources of information? Is anything as solid as we think it is?
Again, I’m not trying to be dismissive. I’m encouraging you to take a holistic approach to your life and the feelings and thoughts that give it shape.
You’ve been through horrible events before, I’m sure of it. And, somehow, you made it to the other side. Everything is grist for the mill. Everything can be used. If you can adopt this mindset, you can withstand anything.
Pain resides in the mind. And if that’s true, then love and hope and compassion and resilience also reside there.
The worst and best parts of your life are all nestled in there together.
No one can know the true meaning of something until there is complete context. And this requires time.
Give yourself time. Be patient with yourself. Let bad events and tumbling thoughts shake themselves out.
Then, step back and take another look at them.