My Mid-Life Crisis
Or as I prefer to call it, my Mid-Life Transition
These are crazy days. Though in some way we all might have suspected something dire was coming. Just look at the popularity of dystopian fiction. But when something like a pandemic that causes the world to shut down for months actually occurs, it puts everything into perspective. We can no longer pretend that the future is certain and that a dystopic future is fiction.
Now is the time to break the illusion of a certain future. The days ahead are never certain. We could lose someone we love, be in a car accident, our house could burn down, we can be diagnosed with a terminal disease or we could die at any moment. The idea that each day will proceed as planned is a delusion that we hold onto out of fear. In this way, this virus is a gift. It forces us to lean into the uncertainty, accept it and stay grounded.
The greatest tool we have right now is to stay present and stay grounded. Perhaps this is easy for me to say. For months now I have been deeply entrenched in my own spiritual and emo…
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