This separation gives us an opportunity to truly empathize while gaining a new appreciation for our own lot in life. Where we were resentful before, we can become grateful; where we were tempted toward self-pity, we can find resolve; and where we felt alone with our personal demons, there is a new togetherness.
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that the world is big and we are small. We are ultimately alone, but we are predisposed to come together. This is an old survival behavior and there is comfort in togetherness. Together we are stronger, together we can do more, together there is hope.
Here's to the joining of the old and the new, and the balance that is always seeking to adapt, grow, and thrive. Next week, maybe we'll talk about flow; what it is, and how to jump into it.