Franklin Roosevelt once said: “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” And boy are we learning to ride the waves.
On sunny days when all goes as planned, it’s pretty easy to take the time to breathe in, remember the values we want to live by, set our intentions and be grateful for the moments. Yet, life is made of all of it, the sunny days and the stormy ones.
And what we are seeing more than ever is the opportunity for each of us to step into the leadership of our lives. How do we want to show up for each other? What deeply matters? Are we willing and ready to take a moment to allow our energy to come back to our center, move out of fear, allow ourselves to connect to our inner strength and breathe up our internal ladder of energy into love, honesty and creativity. No one can take away our inner power and choice of how we want to show up. We hold that courage within us.
It begins with a commitment to ourselves and the awareness of our shared connections. The storms will pass. As we allow the foundations of our being to grow deep; as we remember to see the wholeness of each other, our power to survive any storm strengthens.
I’ve long held Derek Mahon’s poem “Everything is Going to be All Right” close to my heart. In these days of uncertainty, may we remember all that we are, remember our wholeness, gain the inner radiance that comes from reaching out to others with love and openness and see each other. Breathe into the powerful values of what matters most to each of us. These values are our unbreakable tools to navigate the roughest seas.
With love, courage, and the knowledge that rest, water and vitamin C also helps us stay strong