I'm a fan of all seasons, but my favorite is the season that comes after a s*** storm. I’ve had more than my fair share of S*** storms. When I'm in the middle of one it feels never-ending. Dark threats and dark moods.
Difficult situations happen to all of us. Relational storms, work storms, financial storms, health storms. Anyone of these can create misery. Sometimes you can get hit by several all at once which can set off a spiral that brings you so far down its hard knowing how to get back up.
The many times in my life I’ve experienced these events I’ve always held onto the promise that it will pass. One way or another … it will pass. The clouds will clear, the rain will stop and the sun will shine once more. Sometimes a storm brings with it opportunity.
So many people I’ve spoken to credit a relationship break up as the best thing that ever happened. Not that it was pleasant but that it forced them into re-evaluating and then resetting their journey. Some I’ve spoken to credit a full breakdown of their entire lives as the beginning of a new and far more fulfilling life.
Similarly, some have said being fired from their jobs as devastating but ultimately freeing creating the space for new ideas and opportunities.
The Coronavirus has gripped the world, but there will come a time when this too will end and become a moment of history. Yes, we will be changed, some of us in dramatic and painful ways, but we will survive.
In all storms, we must batten down the hatches, draw our loved ones close, look for opportunities to support our neighbors, friends and yes, even strangers! Use this time of self-isolation to re-evaluate our lives, our journeys. It's never too late to make changes and when a S*** storm envelops us we have every reason to use its momentum to reset.
Like all storms, even really bad ones, it will pass.
Jimi Katz managing director of "Arkesise" a multidisciplinary center of therapeutic excellence.
"My place is here, now. What has gone before has informed my journey and fired my mission. My passion is releasing my fellow journeymen to experience life with fresh eyes, a fresh beginning. Let's walk together for a time, let's open doors together, let's uncover our true selves" Jimi Katz