In this time of uncertainty are you fretting about what may come next, financial calamity or worse, or are you regretting choices you’ve made in the past which brought you to where you are now?
If you are fretting or regretting, you are missing the opportunity.
This very moment – now – is a gift. We’ve been given the privilege and the opportunity to COVID-19 explore and experience, learn and grow, create and contribute. We have now been given the gift of making a monumental choice.
What are you making of your gift?
Now is always an opportunity; an opportunity to become a better version of ourselves, or an opportunity to resist. “Resist what?” you might ask. Resist life cajoling us to become all we are meant to be.
Speaking for myself, I can only imagine my angels are a frustrated bunch. They have been standing by my side, guiding and guarding me, and holding me aloft in times of trouble, and yet still, after fifty-plus years I fail to heed their quiet and persistent call – guidance offering me peace and love and joy. Instead I resist. Can’t do that; that would make me look the fool. Can’t do that; that would take too much effort. Can’t do that; that is beneath me. Can’t do that; and a million and one other excuses. There’s always tomorrow…
Until there isn’t.
I usually think in terms of a lifetime. Yes I have this moment, but what I’m really looking forward to and waiting for is that fantastical moment in the hopefully not too distant future when all the stars align, all the ducks are in a row, and I finally arrive to my glory. Thinking of this perfection fantasy; it seems more like a description of my final passing then of some likely reality. Perfect is what life is; not what I’m waiting for. The challenge of living is not changing life; the challenge I took on and am immersed in is changing me. I must learn to live in, love and embrace the opportunity in each moment.