One of the most profoundly difficult, challenging, chaotic and often painful things we go through in life.
Right now we are all going through huge changes, globally.
On a personal level I have been through so much already since lockdown began, as I am sure many of you have.
The sheer vastness of loss, grief, and feelings of unknown can throw us into a range of emotions.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like a totally different human being from 12 weeks ago.
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein
In the depths of the hardest parts of emotion there is also a sense of something else.
There is a duality that coexists with each state of being.
I feel deep grief and deep joy.
I feel total chaos and immense creativity.
I feel huge emotion and profound peace.
I feel confusion and presence in the moment.
I feel rum and coke, and dark chocolate and all the sourdough.
Just sayin’ 😬
What are your pairs of feelings and experiences right now?
And how different do you feel as a human since lockdown began?
Or, indeed, since the start of 2020?
I feel as if I have lived several lifetimes in just one week.
Yours in hugs AND squishes,
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym