Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April 28--Appearances

Just a step at a time--meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down. 
--Eleanor Roosevelt

     One can become overwhelmed with how dreadful appearances are right now... folks dying from COVID-19, our corrupt government, the economic downturn, the attack on women's and voting rights, on and on.
     But humans are resilient. We keep on keeping on. I believe that what we are experiencing now is the chaos that precedes all change (see Jan. 23 post). The old white male patriarchal energy is dying hard, kicking and screaming, and it's ugly. It's not pleasant to live through. We do have the strength to stare it down.
     That's a bigger picture. In individual lives, "meeting each thing that comes up" is what we do. Attitude is everything. We can choose to be overwhelmed by a dreadful appearance or reach within for the strength to stare it down. That choice is always available to us. Let's believe in ourselves and each other.

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