I’ve seen people lose big lately — the sudden death of a young mother, an entire production staff lost to an INS sweep, and flooded homes in Louisiana. In all of these big losses, I ask: “Where are the big wins?” They are inseparable, you know. In every change is gain and loss. And it’s not my mere musing, but laws of physics: what goes up must come down; for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; nature abhors a vacuum.
So if the initial loss for now occludes the gain, keep your eyes, ears, and spirit open to the opposite and equal (or better) gift. It’s waiting for your attention.
Homework: If you’re experiencing loss from change of any magnitude, where can you find the up for that down?