We all go through anguish and despair and none of those emotions should be taken lightly.
We need to lean into those. Embrace those. Sit in the suck of those moments.
But then we have to have perspective. We don’t really know how it’s going to turn out from here. We don’t know what will happen. We don’t know where this will lead us in our life.
And, hopefully, that will give us some assurance that we’ll be okay. Because we’ve been here before. Maybe not exactly, but we’ve felt these feelings and been in similar waters.
All we can try to do is have a positive perspective on what will come next.
As the Stoics have said, we can’t always control what’s happening but we can control our reaction to it.
Think. Cry. Reflect. Get emotional. Be with those thoughts and feelings.
And then endure and embrace the potential opportunities that lie ahead.
We can’t know for certain what will happen. But we can control whether our outlook will be positive or negative.
We do have that choice in the matter.