Stay the Course Together...

Our Weekly 2 Minute Read

Edition 92 - April 5, 2020

 

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu.

Imagine the place you are heading towards right now. What direction are you currently going in? If it is the right direction, then keep going. If it is the wrong direction, then change. If you don’t change, you may end up where you are heading.

Amidst the current condition of the coronavirus affecting many people in the nation, it is important that we continue to have faith and keep our spirits up. Imagine ourselves heading in the right direction. The more we feed our faith and the more we starve our fears, the more likely we will find the courage to fight through the obstacles ahead.

The body goes first, then the mind and lastly the spirit. It is important to remember to take care of all three during these times of difficulty. If the spirit is present, the mind will be too. If the mind is present, then the body will be as well. Once the spirit breaks, the mind and body will break as well. The spirit will keep everything else intact even if there are breaks and cracks in areas of mind and body. The spirit will allow you to recover even when you are down. That is why it is important to never lose faith. As long as one has the spirit to fight, the mind will find the motivation and the body will find the strength to overcome any obstacles.

Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” What happens when you get knocked down? We can have the best strategy in the world, but if the spirit is not there, we will not be resilient enough to be able to execute with enough vigor to succeed.

As we all quarantine and practice social distancing to defeat the coronavirus, let’s remember that we are working together as a team. We have the gift of technology that allows us to stay connected. The economy is down overall, but the human spirit is alive. As we take each day as if we were running a marathon, we get closer and closer to the finish line. Remember where you are heading.

Tough times bring opportunity for tough people. Right now we just have to be tough and make sure we are heading in the right direction. Today there is a sickness called the coronavirus, tomorrow it could be called something else. But every time we get sick and recover, we gain immunity to the sickness and we become stronger. As we deal with the virus individually and as a community, let’s take this time to practice having faith, and use our spirit to come out on the other side stronger.

-Mike Ye