In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unamended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency too to fall into being weakened by perseverating on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind, without raising the sails.
One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.
There will always be times when you feel discouraged, but I do not keep a chair for it; I will not entertain it.
WHEN A GREAT SHIP IS IN HARBOR AND MOORED, IT IS SAFE, THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT GREAT SHIPS ARE BUILT FOR.
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes