Sometimes life brings harsh things your way… rather people’s/ institution’s harsh decisions put you in a place where not much of the world matters anymore.
You still have control of your mind, emotions and everyday’s decision, but a big part of your welfare is taken away from you.
As you wait, day after day, month after month, year after year, it feels like you are in a prison…like you don’t matter. Your mind tries to play tricks on you. In the end it’s up to you how you react.
But while persecution (especially institutional persecution) can never stay forever, and while the dictates of an institution says more about the kinds of people who lead / work in it, than about anything else, in these times, you learn a lot more about the world and people. In fact, it’s interesting that sometimes during your toughest times is when you can be your strongest. The redeemed time is a miracle in which massive rearmament on all levels occurs. Unbeknownst to your aggressors, they are giving you an opportunity, to become a lot better than you were before, and after the years in the wilderness are over, life will be amazing…literally
In these times you learn not to miss a thing, your senses become acutely aware of your surroundings, you begin to see a lot more opportunities in ordinary phenomena, its like a switch inside you to the brilliant version of you is engaged… and time is never enough.
And you then begin to realise that there are many other things that are more important than your own life, there are many causes that are timeless…. and worth your time, whose beauty and character is a wonder.
And it’s not only the big things, even the little things