There's no doubt about it - what's happening in our world today is not a good experience. I don't think anyone would look at our current situation or look back a few months from today only to say, "oh yeah, that was fun."
We're collectively facing a hard and stressful time. A time of fear, uncertainty, loneliness, and grief.
So, let me ask you this. How do you usually respond to bad experiences? Do you explode in anger? Do you shink into yourself emotionally? Do you hide your head in the said and try to ignore reality? Do you try to detach yourself as much as possible?
I love the quote by John McDonnell,
"Every problem introduces a person to himself." What a powerful observation.
Any time we face hard situations, we get to know ourselves a little bit better.
Pain can stop us in our tracks, which is something it would've done to me if this happened to me even 7 years ago. Pain froze me in fear. For some though pain can cause them to react in ways that they might regret...