There are times when you feel you are standing in the middle of a storm, not in the eye but just outside of it. You are buffeted by it and you want to surrender under the pressure. Turn to what offers you peace in the midst of the chaos; do not break but bend to your temporary condition and look for the second coming. Do not allow your tough times to define you and make you bitter, instead laugh in the face of your distress and your situation and tap into the real power within you. When we see, hear and experience some of the horrors of this life let us not set up our pyre and burn in the turmoil, but let us use it as a launching pad to reach the other side. The place we are destined to experience if only we are brave enough to withstand the storms. Just when you think it is the end and your dreams and hopes are about to be snuffed out, wait a little for the second coming. Sometimes the worst of experiences produces the most rewarding results. Just when you think this is the end there is always the possibility to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But what will be your strength and support to claim that victory? How will your second coming manifest itself. Listen carefully to the answer; God has given you enough power to control your narrative. Do so without doubt or apology.
The Second ComingThe Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (1989)
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand…