In our unaware, troubled state we will literally attract, invite, and embrace the precise people and things we do not want, that do not serve us, and keep us from the fullest and truest expression of who we are.
It is a viscious (vs. virtuous) feedback loop equal to how increased levels of stress cause desire for junk food which in turn increases stress, and on and on until something gives.
Do you not feel as if something is falling apart?
Take a look around. Can you feel good about the world right now? We're looking at the end of a long, viscous cycle.
Viscious cycles are inherently unsustainable, that's why they fall apart in the end, no matter how hard we try and keep them in place. We either change or we die. Either way, the cycle is going to break.
So you're feeling out of sorts. Your life is turned upside down. Nothing makes sense. You might even be suffering. This is not a time to be comfortable or happy. Did you really want to be comfortable with a status quo that got us where we are today (your personal one included)?
Can you really feel good about a new iPhone purchase while watching the seeds of World War III get planted? For every sense pleasure of happiness you experience, a human being suffers somewhere for you to have it. As long as one carries suffering, we all suffer, and work must be done.
Let us pray, walk in service, and keep our heads humbled during this time. And please, if you have a gift to give to the world, now is the time to bring it forth. Sacrifice an hour of sleep in the morning for it if you say you have no time.