"As Kathleen Norris reminds us, the Greek root of the word crisis is "to sift", as in, to shake out the excesses and leave only what's important. That's what crisis do. They shake things up until we are forced to hold on to only what matters most. The rest falls away.”
This crisis has given us an eerie gift. The gift to find out what remains after the sifting. Pivoting to what’s important. What matters so much to me that I’m going to hold on to it no matter how hard I’m shaken by life? That is what you’re asking when everything feels broken."
I love these questions from Kelly and have spent time thinking about who do I want to be after this GREAT PAUSE.
One question I have started asking is "How do I know what I believe is true?"
I am sifting my beliefs and checking in with myself.
Last Sunday I heard a great sermon and walked away with a foundational belief:
I am not alone! I am never alone! I am connected to the universe and my mission is to share my love and express my joy.
My appreciation for all the essential workers & non-essential workers in our world has grown. It is more than feeling grateful or blessed, it is bigger than those expressions. It is more like the awareness of GRACE.
The universe is alive with people who CARE about other people, who are willing to give up some of the normal to save human lives. We are all in this crisis together and if we all take this pause to SIFT, imagine the world we will have being our best selves.
How has this GREAT PAUSE impacted you and your fundamental beliefs?
I am here if you need someone to connect with as you SIFT. I am happy to support you during this time of uncertainty with a call, text or email.