In the Eye of the Storm – A collection of inspirational stories, poems, aphorisms and thoughts on converting adversity, chaos, loss, grief into a newfound perspective on life.
IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
I have come to realize my ideal place, my right place, my one true home, is in the eye of a storm.
For it is the storm, which has made me appreciate the calm.
It is the clouds, which have made me see clearly.
It is the rain, which has caused me to grow.
It is the odds, which have taught me to believe.
The ocean, which has made me feel vast.
The waves, which have made me feel directed.
The oars, which have made me feel purposeful.
The solitude, which has made me soulful.
The empty boat, which has made me resourceful.
Yes, I am most at home in the eye of a storm.
For, the eye of a storm has magnified and extracted from me my greatest asset.
The eye of the storm has pounded me into the best version of myself and revealed to myself who I am.
And what I value.
So, give me a rowboat and some oars.
Throw me into the ocean, far from land.
Pelt me with rain and stun me with thunder.
I will never go under.
For I’m not looking for any port in this storm.
For it is in the eye of the storm where I yearn to be.
Right here, turning into my best me.
Thank you, adversity.
The book is divided into sections:
Chaos and Adversity
Intuition and the Soul
The Universe and the Divine
Writing and Words
Family and Community
Life Through Sport
Gratitude and Appreciation
Belief, Confidence, Enthusiasm, and Hope
Working, Fighting, and Never Giving Up
Fear, Pain, Failure, and Discouragement
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