Thursday, 24 December 2009

Reflections on Adversity

It's been a tough few years. No-one can deny that - everyone has suffered - unfortunately some more than most.

But adversity can be the forge of creativity - 'fire tempers steel' - it depends on your mind set and your physical circumstance. It's all very well to say 'cheer up' or 'be positive' but if your physical surroundings or physical self are in tune then such exhortations are wasted. 'Psycho' (the mind) and 'soma' (the body) are intimately connected.

A wounded animal will rest to heal itself - it will eat if it can - but mostly it rests. We are all a little wounded but now is the time to rest and recouperate. Spend time with those who mean the most to us, remind ourselves of the value of connection and love, by sharing it we receive it in turn. Take time to be grateful for what we hold and refresh our energies to re-build and grow.

Adversity is never wasted when we use it a spur for creativity, learning, adaptation and change. The new decade will demand a new approach. The old world and old the ways of doing things is coming to an end. Where before there was competition now the demand is for connection. Where before it was 'me' now it's 'we'.

'They' never taught us this. We must learn it ourselves and seize control of our personal futures if we would make them all we would wish them to be for many years ago someone defined magic for me as the ability of the magician to bend the world to his (or her) will.

But first, we take some time to rest.

Then we begin anew.

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