Upheaval has a way of waking us up.
“When our plans crumble and there seems to be nothing left, it is only by completely surrendering to what is that we can realize that what is left is more than enough.”
The human condition of suffering is driven by a need to feel safe and secure; however, the soul is driven by a desire to explore the many facets of freedom. Many become trapped within the expectations of the mind thinking “Once I have the partner, the home, the career, or X amount in the bank, I can relax and be happy.” This constant setting of goals, seeking, striving and worrying becomes the norm and one can become lulled into complacency.
When disruption enters our experience, we are jolted into awareness. We become fully engaged in the present moment and do what needs to be done. As the dust settles, we discover what has true and lasting value, and the light and potential of the human spirit emerges stronger.
See upheaval as a gift. Yes, it shakes us to our core and takes us unexpected places. That is what it is meant to do. No matter what unfolds, recognize that you have the strength to face it, learn from it and awaken to your true potential. This is why we are here.