All our lives we’ve lived on the brink of whatever happens next. Everybody does – and nearly all of us pay it little mind, we don’t need a pill or a rubber room – but then one day we awake to a changed world.
Some people live on a different kind of edge – their fear, anticipation, anxiety about something. About anything really – could be their fear, hope, next great opportunity for success or failing, or waiting for the phone to ring or for the postman to deliver the good or bad news.
It occurs to me that we have never had to wait such a short time for news of anything, good or bad, and yet we are collectively far more anxious than ever. Really, you question me? When was the last time you checked your phone for messages, texts and emails? How many minutes till the next time? Anxious? Indeed you are. But, are you on the edge? Are we on the brink? Of what?
Seems to me – if so many of us are collectively anxious it ought to be about something, for something – rather than just the fear of missing out (FOMO).
Depending on your role or responsibilities, we all must be present at all times to those who look to us for leadership, comfort, confidence, recognition, love, etc. Who do those folks look to though? Everyone needs to have a "go to", particularly during these times when the world seems so out of balance. Seek out that go-to, whether it is based on family, counselling, faith, whatever. Critical and we all need to find it to some degree, RA, Calgary, AB