The time is now for introspection

by Shakti Dutt Foothill High School

I have accepted everything that life has thrown at me without making much sense of it. It’s like a train that does not stop to unload its passengers but only to load more and more. Recently, I came across this quote by Dave Hollis – “In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.” As my lips mouthed his words, I realized that I need to change the route of this train and that this interruption caused by these uncertain times may be the best time to re-consider all that is part of me and all that I have become a part of.

So, instead of dreading every moment of this situation, inspired by Hollis’s words, I decided to utilize this time by studying my reflection in the mirror; search for what I needed to keep and what I absolutely did not need to. I have to say that at first it was not easy to look at myself with the eyes of the goddess under the golden light but eventually I got more comfortable at the sight of myself and the values that I was holding; both good and bad.

I am still in this process of purifying my “normal” and I have no doubt in my heart that this is a one-time thing. This time off, is certainly the beginning of something that would ease my way into this fascinating world.

Reader, maybe you can resonate with my words. Have you been waiting for change? If so, the time is now for introspection.

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