“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis'. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity” ~JFK
How Mindfulness can guide us to see opportunities even in a crisis.
When you look at life through the lens of opportunity, there is a force of calm and curiosity. Curious and peaceful perspectives are a saving grace when the going gets tough.
When something happens, as it inevitably does…pay attention to your experience, how does it look/feel/taste? A mindful practice provides a cushioned layer of awareness that helps us see that everything in life is an opportunity in disguise.
This deep knowing isn’t to minimize the serious scenarios we live with every day. Certainly, these circumstances can be called crises… your response to the event is what reveals the opportunity.
Present Pauses throughout the day bring clarity to your mind, heart, and the looking glass in which you experience life, bringing you back to an understanding and an awareness that life is happening for you and opportunities are always on their way.
Remember to take many Present Pauses today and keep your mind and heart open to all the opportunities that surround you.