L.R. Knost wrote:
“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”
I couldn’t agree more with Knost. And it is exactly for this reason that the ability to recover from a situation changes depending on who is facing it. And of course, just like we stressed in previous issues, it also depends on the meaning we assign to the situation.
For me, time is flexible… because sometimes half an hour seems to last a minute, and sometimes 30 minutes can turn into the agony of a long wait. You experienced that, too. Don’t you?
A few weeks ago, I wrote a story called “La Isla” (the island). It is not completely mine, since I heard it from somebody when I was a teenager. It was Ahmed, my friend who worked in the chamber of commerce where I used to work as a translator, who told me about that. His story was only two minutes long, but those two minutes got imprinted on my mind till today. However, in La Isla, time seems to be the only salvation and today, right before starting my article, I decided to change the end and its focus.
It doesn’t matter how much time has passed, if we decide to be anchored to sorrow and suffering, it will always be like this. But if we decide to normalize that and go on creating better emotions and mental associations about what life presents you, it will also be like this.
So, we need to understand that sorrow is the passage through an undesirable place or situation; suffering is living in that undesirable place; mourning is what moves us out of this suffering and allows us to get over the pain.
Of course, time is necessary since it gives us new perspectives and mitigate the effect of this sorrow, but time without intention can lead us to remain in that place that restrains us.
So… Are you planning on getting out of that painful loop or are you waiting for time to do it or not to do it for you?
So, if just like me, you wish for an extraordinary year, write your intentions right now, and start living the life you deserve. Plus, if you are a brave one, share your story with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise I’ll read them all, and the most inspiring stories will win a digital copy of my book “Una Cita Contigo”, so that you can plan and carry out your own fascinating 2020. Love, Elena.u can plan and carry out your own fascinating 2020. Love, Elena.