You will learn more about yourself from this virus in months than you learned in years of good times

You will learn more about yourself from this virus in months than you learned in years of good times.

You make decisions never knowing fully if the will work out or not.

That is the only choice you have if you want to move forward.

That is the only choice you have if you do not want to be paralyzed at this moment.

You can assume, you can pray, you can wish and you can believe. Yet in the end, you cannot know for certain.

You never really know what tomorrow may bring.

But, you act anyway.

What other choice is there?

Despite this unknowing, you made brave choices every day.

Think about it.

You reached out to someone, without knowing if your love would be rejected or returned.

You trusted in someone not knowing if you would be hurt or treated right.

You did many things not knowing if they would work out as planned.

Yet you tried, knowing you might fail.

You walked knowing you may trip.

You ran knowing you might fall.

You trusted things would work out.

But if they didn’t work out, you did not quit.

You got up and tried again…. and again…and again

You have learned more by failing than succeeding.

You grew from the hard times faster than from the good times.

You will learn more about yourself from this virus in months than you learned in years of good times.

You will come out of this wiser.

You will come out of this happier.

You will come out of this knowing what is really important .. and what is just a trivial distraction.

Your world always moves forward. Your world always gets better. Your world always follows its path … even if you don’t know it.

You never know for certain if your decision will work out, but you act anyway.

So today do what you have always done.

Move forward even if you are frozen in fear.

Be happy, even if you feel down.

You and the world are growing and learning.

You will never have this day again. Savor it and love it.

But as in the past, if it does not go as hoped for …you will get back up, brush yourself off and start again. That is the course of your life. This is the miracle of your life.

May peace and love guide your every step. Namaste

Steven Monahan

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