This year has certainly been extraordinary. It has shaken the world, it has rocked our lives, and for sure, it has shaken us. Now, the question is, has it been a good shake or a bad shake? I would say, without a doubt, that it has been a good shake. What is meant by at the source of the lost or found opportunities?
What is the most common thing you hear people talking about around you? I would say time, no, I would say lack of time. And, there you go, like a swing of a magic wand. All of a sudden, more time is available for us. There is this opportunity to working from home. And you can save time because you don't need to travel to work every day. Or maybe your work was on hold for a little while. How did that affect you? Did you sleep more, exercise more, spend time with the family? All things that are usually done on weekends or holidays.
What are the affects of this special time in the future? Have you realized something about time during this time?
During the time of lockdown, how good it felt that you didn't need to rush anywhere? Rushing getting out of bed, rushing to work, rushing through a workday, rushing to activities after work, groceries, etc. Rushing through life.
All of a sudden, there was NO rush. Even big cities were in the stage of a certain type of sleepiness. How special is it to witness something like that in 2020? A slow-motion big city. Never thought I would see something like that.
We have been forced to pause this year. Does that mean that you will also take time to pause in the future? Are you focusing more on living your life than rushing through it?
This year is and has been full of opportunities. Have you noticed that? I am not talking about business opportunities but opportunities to get excited about life. And don't get me wrong, the times since March, haven't been easy for me, I know they haven't been easy for you either. However, I am not going to take the opportunity to focus on that.
So, what I mean by the opportunity? The ability to hear more, see and notice more, and be more. As everything around is slowing down and quieting down, there is an opportunity to hear more of what is inside of you. Maybe it has approached you in the form of a question. What is my purpose in life? What do I want out of life, or something else profound and significant to you? Something that you didn't hear before, due to the lack of time or constant rushing through life.
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Have you ever seen so up close how spring turns into summer? I mean, this year, I have seen plants that I swear I haven't ever seen before. And I have been around quite a few years. Did you see your family more as one unit together, than scattered, each doing their own stuff?
And finally, due to the events this year, have you noticed the opportunity of being more? We have been given this opportunity to be more of what we are meant to be in the first place. We have been at the source of lost, or found opportunities, choice is and has been yours. It has been a place, when the world around slows and quiets down, it is the found opportunity to adopt that same pace—just slowing down, quieting down—just being—being more.
I think, we have indeed been at the source of found opportunities. And we still are. Let that be your source for your life now and in the future.