This crisis will pass, but so will the gift of it to waking-up to live the rest of your lives in gratitude and appreciation for each breath you take.
Instead of trying to control the future, which we now see we cannot, we can become more grounded in the preciousness of each moment. Just take a look at the fragility of life and what we thought was our security. What have we been missing in an attempt to achieve this illusion?
I am not saying not to plan. I am saying to be fully alive while planning. Remember the love we are as human beings. Remember the kindness and compassion that we innately are. There is no such thing as security no matter how much planning we do. There is only now. I urge you, my friends of many decades, to embrace this opportunity to re-evaluate your priorities.
Yes, I said, "opportunity." Don’t miss it! This crisis will pass, but so will the gift of it to waking-up to live the rest of your lives in gratitude and appreciation for each breath you take.
Perhaps this sounds like strange advice from a wealth counselor, but I have always loved my profession and my clients and only want them to be whole in life. Integrating their knowledge, intelligence and success without needless suffering. I believe this is a wake-up call. May everyone stay safe.
John J., John S., and Traudy F. Grande, CFPs, are co-editors of the "Money Matters" column in Ophthalmology Times. They are owners and principals of Grande Financial Services Inc., Oakhurst, NJ (www.grandefs.com). The Grandes advise doctors across the country on a diverse range of investment and financial matters. Readers may submit their financial questions to them at [email protected] or call 800/722-1258.
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