…to have a crisis and act upon it, is one thing. To dwell in perpetual crisis is another. —Barabra Grizzutti Harrison—
Misery is an option available to us every day, over any situation. We can linger, befriending despair. It is also possible to take life’s rough currents in stride, responding to them sanely, thoughtfully, trustingly. The rough times, we can see in retrospect, teach us the most.
Crises become to familiar to some of us. They push us into overdrive and an elation accompanies them, an elation born from the energy inherent in the crisis. However, this same energy is inherent in the calm, sensible responses to life if we’d learn to cultivate it. Crisis ultimately burns us out, while measured, balanced responses to turmoil rekindle belief in ourselves, and our ability to handle the gravest conditions.
Dwelling in crisis allows us to avoid forward movement. However, if we want to grow and find the real happiness we deserve, we must move ahead to the challenges that promise us our due.
A crisis may protect me from unknown opportunities today. it will also prevent growth. My choice is open.