Something I noticed over the last two years of our global collective experience, is the challenge many people had with how to be with uncertainty. There was a craving for the comfort of certainty.
Uncertainty of what was ahead was so destabilizing for so many and it caused great suffering within relationships of all kinds. Being afraid of uncertainty either paralyses us or it can send us into what we saw in the supermarkets with the frenzied buying of toilet paper.
On the surface, this drive to have enough toilet paper doesn't make sense but if we look at it from a trauma perspective people were in survival mode. The logical thinking part of their brain wasn't accessible to them and the panic rippled through communities.
I am a bit of an introvert and as I am getting older I am seeking more quality time by myself and surrounded by animals and nature.
I remember reading this quote years ago and as my inner work has deepened over the years, and therefore the work I do with traumatized people has deepened, this quote now makes much more sense to me.