What I've Learned Being In Quarantine.
“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” -William Morris
Right now, we are currently going through what is perhaps the most difficult time that many of us have ever had to experience. We're forced to stay home, wear a mask and gloves when we go out, and give up our accustomed luxuries that we so often take for granted.
But perhaps the most challenging part of it all, is that we are forced to give up our innate human need to connect to others. The very thing that makes this life worth living for and the very entity that makes us all human.
You see, loneliness is perhaps one of the most dangerous feelings that a person can feel. And now more than ever, each and every one of us need to feel a sense of connection and love , otherwise we feel lost, disarrayed and uninspired. After all, it's often the people we love the most, that make us realize how lucky we are to have such a great life in the first place.
But at the same time, perhaps this pandemic and everything happening to us right now is actually an opportunity to find true happiness within ourselves without needing anything external to make us feel whole.
Perhaps there is no greater need today than a chance to finally be with ourselves and find something much more profound within us, that we can always hold on to. For oftentimes, the hardest things in life are the Universe's way to give us exactly what we may need, at exactly the right time that we may need it. We just don't quite see itlike that, at the time.
For me personally, being forced to stay home has been extremely challenging, but also incredibly eye-opening. It's given me an opportunity to create better relationships with my family, find my passion and purpose in life, and also give me a chance to slow down and smell the roses along the way.
I think nowadays we are so conditioned to believe that we always need to be doing something. That constantly being "busy" and "hustling" is the secret to happiness. But meanwhile, the constant and obsessive need to get somewhere, is not actually true happiness. It's not actually what we are so desperate to experience.
True happiness is a state of being that doesn't differ depending on what's going on around you. It may not be black and white happiness on a "high" all the time, but rather, it is the self-awareness to know that it's important to check in with yourself, allow yourself to feel whatever it is you need to feel, and also, give yourself permission to not always feel like you need to be doing something.
So to you, the reader...
I guess what I'm trying to emphasize to you is that life can either be viewed from the lens of a negative light, or, you can choose to see life as a fun, uplifting and beautiful journey that is exactly what you make of it.
I know it sounds increasingly corny, but I think it's so important to know that you are always in control of how you respond to life, and also, how you view your life. Because even though what we are going through right now is incredibly challenging, it is at the very same expense, equally an gift to dig deeper into who you are and live a life that is a masterpiece of your very own creation.
And all you have to do... Is choose to see it that way.
Until next time,