Time is a really weird thing. I look back and think to March when life got what we dubbed "abnormal". New phrases like "new normal" kept getting tossed around. And I think how quick we adapted. It felt like no time really passed and what was abnormal is just something we've been doing forever. Time is a really weird thing.
I look back at the past 6 months and a small reflection of all the emotions that came and went, the things that I accomplished, the things that I didn't. There were ups and downs and probably more roller coasters in some ways than I ever wanted. And in many ways I look back and see how grateful I am for the last 6 months.
Time is a really weird thing. 6 months came and went. Hysteria came and went. Abnormal came and turned into normal. Life is constantly evolving. We are constantly evolving. What I realized more than ever is that time makes us resilient. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I've become more resilient--maybe even a little more steadfast in my true self, in things that make me a better human being.
I look collectively at our communities, and despite all the things that went wrong, I see communities come back as more resilient.
As time moves on, as we settle into this "new normal" (even though normal can't be new...), as we slowly transition back into what's needed and what's wanted, I hope these things don't leave me. I hope my reflection doesn't leave. I hope my gratitude doesn't leave. I hope my routine doesn't leave. I hope that these times where we all came together and found true connection doesn't leave.
As time moves on, I hope we don't become complacent. I hope we don't get sucked into a normal that doesn't allow us to be our best selves. I hope that we don't lean on things that never served us in the past, and that we truly let go of what holds us back.
Time is a really weird thing. The human being is meant to grow, meant to evolve. Divine intervention won't let us do anything but. As another season ends and a new one begins, I'm often a little more reflective. Transitions tend to do this to me. But it's in these transitions that I realize we are so much more than what we think.
I'm realizing now more than ever that as time goes on, we just keep becoming better versions of us, and I think that has something to do with that resilience. The human body and spirit is a marvelous creation, and if we lean into that, well... the universe can be at your feet.
Much love to you all as we transition and go deeper within.