It is tragic that a disaster natural or otherwise has to occur in order for us to see our lives in relation to things that really matter. We get lost in the weeds that are our daily lives and stuck in our pain and dysfunction.
It is also tragic to remain stuck in analyzing our ‘stuckness’ which is where a lot of us are right now. We’re in fact so mesmerized by our navel-gazing that we can’t see opportunities to get over ourselves when they come along.
This is why it sometimes takes a jarring incident like a divorce or a death or some other cosmic intervention to lift our heads above the mud for us to recognize opportunities that ironically are most of the time, right in front of our noses.