Gratitude, freedom and motivation...
Thursday, April 09, 2020
It's high time I blog!
Here is today
I am feeling a little more positive-minded and motivated today. One thing that made a difference was watching a talk by Dr. Paul Lam. He is my online Tai Chi instructor and the founder of the "Tai Chi For Health" global movement. He spoke about his experience in the 'Great Famine" in China when he was a boy. It lasted two years. When it was over he felt a sense of freedom and gratitude. But more than that he had motivation to try new things and build a life full of meaning and opportunity, something that was missing for him in the Great Famine. I thought of my life and the many times I had serious hardships. Now with COVID I feel claustrophobic being stuck in my home not allowed to even go shopping. But there is a bright side. I have the internet and many activities available to me. I have my art, my family and I have my health. Today I feel more freedom and have more motivation to grow and build my life as I want it, as I need it. I do feel more grateful after being reminded of what hardships I went through in the past. It made today more of a challenge than a disappointment.
What about you?