I'm a fan of The Lord of the Rings movies based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. At one point in their adventure, Frodo says to Sam, "You and I, Sam are still stuck in the worst places of the story, and it is all too likely that some will say at this point: 'Shut the book now, Dad; we don't want to read any more.'"
Think about every good adventure you have read or watched. There were moments of triumph and joy as well as moments of doubt and sheer terror. An adventure wouldn't captivate us if everything was easy and always worked out. It's the struggle that keeps us engaged and the hope of conquest that keeps us cheering on the story's hero.
And yet, I have noticed that sometimes we believe it should be different in our lives. That the "struggle" whatever it may be shouldn't be there. My belief though is that it should be there and the reason I know that is because it is. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't feel scared or anxious. Of course we are going to feel this way. But saying that something shouldn't be there that clearly is there just pits us in a fight with reality. And my friends, reality will always win this fight. The key to turning things around is to accept what is, make peace with it, and then explore what's possible.
Accepting what is. This is where we find stillness. This is where we become the eye of the storm where chaos swirls around us and we are calm and peaceful. Deepak Chopra said it beautifully, "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."
Ever cheering for you and the unfolding of your story.
Dream Body Coach Lorie
P.S. Here's a great video with a beautiful message called Thank You, Coronavirus