Disruption is part of life. When it happens, we all look for ways to cope. In some cases, the impact of the trauma experienced can cast a pall over several generations.

Some of us are well placed to reflect about the changes brought about by such interventions. If we are fortunate enough to have perceptive and wise mentors, we identify things we can do and we get on with them.

In other cases, we learn of our purposes through a process of exploration, trial and error. Often, we find that seemingly irrelevant areas of interest are actually tools that enable us to make the most of our attributes and missions.

But we are also living in the present moment. Sifting out the wheat from the chaff for our contemporaries doesn’t exclude us from sowing seeds for new crops to grow.

Each of us should be left to work through our personal processes. They are all part of nature, after all.