(Inspired from prompt by Amber Rae.)
From my inner wisdom:
This time is painful yet temporary. Just like all moments. Moments of joy are joyful yet temporary. Moments of loss are sad yet temporary.
It feels like the rug has been pulled out from under you. From under the world. All the systems you have relied on are being tested from government to healthcare to eduction to capitalism. It’s all a mess, I know. But a temporary mess.
This is the powerful part of transformation. The uncertainty. The chaos. The not knowing. Your yoga, meditation and writing practices have all been helping to prepare you for this. Use them. Use them daily. Deepen them and allow them to deepen you.
Even on days when you don’t feel like it (especially on those days) show up anyway. Just briefly. One child’s pose. One minute of meditation. One sentence in your journal. It makes all the difference.
Use this time to reflect on what’s been working and what has not. Leave behind what has not. Why continue to carry what you don’t need?
Ask yourself: What truly matters? Then use the answer as a guiding light. Move toward that.
Stay vigilant, yet soft.
Be cautious, but not obsessed.
Have a structure for your days but allow for some freedom within it.
Take time to connect with others and give yourself time alone.
Feel gratitude and grief.
You can hold both at once.
It’s easy to slide into the blame and anger game. Use that anger for action. Don’t let it simmer inside of you. Allow it to motivate you.
The world is changing.
You are changing. Life as you knew has changed.
It’s an amazing opportunity.
It would be so easy to cling to old ways, old values. To cling to what is familiar.
Be bold. Let go of the familiar and allow yourself to float into the unknown. Create new ways of being in the world, new ways of showing up in the world.
Be bold in your desires. In claiming them.
Because seriously: If not now, then when?
Do it now.
Feel it now.
Say it now.
Take action now.
The biggest lesson is that now is all we have. It’s all we’ve ever had.
We just allowed ourselves to forget that essential truth. Now, we are all being called to remember.