A Powerful Quote in Times of Sorrow
And how it helps to lead the way
One of my all-time favorite quotes is from the book “Anatomy of the Spirit” by Caroline Myss.
It goes like this:
“Let me know what I am able to know and trust that in all events, no matter how painful, there is a reason from which good can come.”
Now, there are many, many reasons why I admire this quote. And I often find myself reflecting on it when things are getting a bit rocky in my life.
Which is why I wanted to write about it today. Not because my life is especially rocky right now (quite the opposite, actually)…
… but rather because I think the entire world could benefit by considering the wisdom buried between the lines.
In times like this, one of the biggest causes for anxiety is uncertainty. We have no idea when everything will end and we have no idea when everything will go back to normal. We want to know — and we can make guesses and assumptions until the cows come home — but we just… don’t… know.
And right now, that’ll have to be enough.
Even though there’s all of this uncertainty, there’s also a lot of beauty surrounding us — there’s also “a reason from which good can come.”
Don’t believe me?
- Right now, Mother Earth is finally able to breathe without choking on man-made fumes or toxic pollution;
- In India, people are seeing mountains for the first time in their lives because there’s no thick veil of smog blocking their view;
- Rivers, streams, and oceans all around the world are teaming with life because of all the inactivity on the surface;
- Families are spending more quality time together than they ever have before — learning, growing, and strengthening their bonds in the process;
- Relationships are growing stronger, people are exercising empathy and compassion, respect is being given where respect is due;
- People are discovering themselves more, learning new skills, getting creative, and finding new ways to add value to the world;
- And that’s just scratching the surface, really.
There’s SO MUCH going on in the world right now that would never be happening if it wasn’t for current events — and though it’s unfortunate what’s happening, the good that emerges from this will be incalculable.
The world is shifting.
WE are shifting.
And whether you believe it or not, all of the bad you’re currently experiencing will soon be overshadowed by the birth of a brand new and beautiful world.
Some will say we’re entering an age of darkness.
I vehemently disagree.
What we’re entering is the age of light — finally.
And we can thank the pain of the world today for getting us there.
Halt right there!
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