This time in history is unique for so many reasons. We have all faced hardship before yet only a few times in history have we faced hardship like this globally, together. This level of fear and uncertainty is unprecedented as we all find ourselves wondering when this will be over, what happens next and what our future holds.
But maybe you’ll find it within yourself to be uniquely open right now. Open to finding the gift here and a deep understanding that we don’t find out what we’re made of when things are going well but rather our lives are shaped by the most difficult times. Life is made up of fear and faith, pain and pleasure, life and death, hardship and triumph.
It’s not up to us to decide when things go sideways or to decide how long this season will last or what should and should not be happening. It’s up to us to embrace what has been presented to us, to know that it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react that matters. Now is the time to train yourself to respond in a way that leads to better outcomes.
Regardless of what’s happening around you, how dark this time might feel, there is a part of you that was made for this. We, humans, are strong, resilient, courageous and so rarely in this world are we asked to call upon that part of ourselves that it slumbers deep inside of us. We forget what we’re made of.
That part of you is there, it always has been, and it’s time for you to call on that part of yourself. That part of you that’s courageous in the face of impenetrable fear, that part of you that knows the way, that part of you that is calm, grounded in the midst of a storm.
We are more than what we face, we always have been, we always will be. That’s why seasons exist at all, nothing has broken you yet and this time won’t be any different. This won’t last forever, it never does, life will return to normal as it always has for centuries.
The questions are, who will you be when it does? Will you have taken advantage of the opportunities here? Will you be better prepared for future challenges? Will you have taken this time to mold yourself into the person you’ve always wanted to be?
Wake up. Become conscious of your power, all that exists inside of you. Let this be the time that you will forever remember when you woke up that giant that has been slumbering inside of you. Let this be the time you find out what you’re really made of.