Every year, I purchase Thomas Zimmer's Astrological Calendar to read his thoughts on the year ahead and help me with optimal planting and garden tasks in keeping with the natural cycles. I always find his thoughts inspiring and that is no different this year as we enter a new decade.
He speaks of the craziness unfolding as greater awareness is applied to our once (considered) noble institutions, and suggests there is a remedy for the individual through all of this..."[which] lies in the attitude of mindfulness of purpose, there is nothing quite as effective in keeping one out of negativity and despair as a clear sense of purpose. If one is engaged in a task with a definitive aim, then the surrounding conditions, the dust and the dirt, do not seem to matter all that much."
At this point, I am reminded of Monty Python's series of rejoinders in the Life of Brian when the followers of Brian think they have found the Messiah. Suggesting the remedy is 'purpose' often evokes the response: "but I don't know what my purpose is!" Thomas Zimmer is ahead of the game once more, "...It would be impossible to describe generally how one goes about defining such an authentic sense of purpose for oneself - that is the work - to find that."
Welcome to 2020 and finding your purpose more fully, and through it your own personal way through the craziness.