National headlines announce a threatening pandemic - and our gut reacts. A long time friend dies after a lengthy illness and we judge ourself for thinking about our self and our loss rather than offering comfort to the family.
Financial cutbacks, rising food costs, fear of job loss consume our coffee conversations. Regrets, what ifs, and obsessive thoughts wake us up in the middle of the night. We feel the shifting sands under our feet as the old institutions crumble. The sea of life seems vast and our personal boat very small when the gathering storm clouds threaten.
Is there a safe haven in the midst of these changing times? Can we genuinely find peace, calm, and a steady hand to navigate through and not only survive but thrive?
It’s not easy to steal our focus away from the world and turn inside for the answers. And how do you find answers anyway when inside feels jumbled, upset, riddled with fear, judgment or guilt?
Are the answers really inside? your conscious mind asks. Don’t I need to work harder, circle the wagons, watch my spending, stay on guard, be informed, stay safe?
Or maybe I need to think positive thoughts, say abundance affirmations, change my diet or hairstyle, take a course in public speaking, pray, meditate, take up yoga?
What’s really going to work? Not only now, but in the future? What will work time and time again and build lasting health, wealth and happiness? What will silence the mind chatter, sooth the fears, comfort the despair, clear the air and restore clarity?
What will open my heart again so I smile with genuine warmth, laugh outloud often, speak kind words, or sit in silent support?
What will keep me safe no matter how much the waves of uncertainty and change toss me about?
If you are really ready for the answers to these questions you stand at a portal to discover the truth beyond the facts and what has always been available to you. This is not magical thinking or a quick fix. The ‘work’ requires a gradual, practical step by step choice to shift and let go of what no longer serves - old beliefs, judgments, perceptions, conditioning and confront the status quo inside.
A year from now - hey, six months from now - you will thank your self for the courage to move beyond the known and the comfortable. If you need an invitation you have one. If you are waiting for someone to save you YOU are the one who will come. Are you tired of waiting?