As I was thinking about my writing topic earlier this week, I had an immediate flood of random thoughts. I say random because they were unrelated to the original topic I was planning to write on. I decided to take notice of these thoughts and to the timing in which they occurred. So, here I am and here are my thoughts....
The world as we know it today can feel quite heavy, divided and challenged. There's also more awareness, visibility and open forums for discussions or opinions. This in itself can feel like an additional layer of heaviness to some already labored topics. The wave of inundation from all of this can easily sweep us off our feet. I've thought about this a lot and I've decided to do my best to mentally ride the wave. I really do feel that we're actually in the midst of a massive evolutionary shift. As humans, I think we're always evolving but it's not without inconsistencies, obstacles and learning curves. I currently think we're deep in the trenches of these life evolving challenges, yet I remain hopeful about the outcome. I remind myself when I'm feeling overwhelmed, that we need to be here before moving forward. Change is not easy, it can come with defiance, fear, denial and a lack of acceptance. With this type of behavior comes consequences and with consequences comes lessons. I believe these lessons are being formed now, and maybe some are even being learned. Yet, it's going to take time, patience, and hopeful thinking. Our perspective in life is really everything, but especially in times of challenge or change. Currently, I'm choosing a perspective of acceptance, to this difficult but necessary evolutionary shift. With this outlook, I feel less overwhelmed, I have more compassion for those still learning and remain motivated and optimistic to keep that motion moving forward.
Thoughts for next week: Honoring our Creativity series, post #2
Big Hugs - J