“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so we see ourselves as we really are.” Arthur Golden
The importance of keeping ourselves and others safe and well has hit home across the globe. Let’s hope the learnings we are taking from this experience continue to improve our quality of life and our acknowledgement of what is truly important – for all of us.
A quote for these unusual times of coronavirus lockdown: “If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” Nhat Hanh A time for us all to take care.
“Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis
“The self is the part of us that can watch any content of the psyche and not get caught up in the atmosphere” – Piero Ferrucci
Obsession – an image, thought or influence that continually fills or troubles the mind – a compulsive interest or preoccupation. Like an addiction, obsessive behaviour takes over, often creates anxiety and tends to impact the quality of your life – it’s too much and needs to be rebalanced back to centre…
“When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you and never stops speaking, you are awakening out of your unconscious identification with the stream of thinking. When you notice that voice, you realize that who you are is not the voice — the thinker — but the one who is aware of it.” Eckhart Tolle
Addressing the challenges you face, head on, can be transformational as it can lead from enduring to enjoying your life again. This could be a risk worth taking!