Having no work, a mandatory SIP order to comply with and no one relying on me, I have lots of time to reflect, relax and rejuvenate. I am fortunate to have a little money saved and feel I can weather the storm without severe consequences. Like, being evicted or going hungry.
I realize that what we are going through now is the beginning of a new phase of our evolution as people, a nation and a species. The rate, direction and outcome of our growth depends on the choices we make individually and as a society. The most important question facing us is what to choose.
I have several ideas about this. I think we all need to move forward, together. COVID-19 is teaching us about connection. Connection to ourselves, our family & friends, our neighbors, our towns, cities, states and countries. It has also taught us about the heart-felt connection of people beyond the artificial borders of the nations on planet Earth. We can choose to see this and build upon it, or plummet into the darkness of conspiracies surrounding the virus and squander our energy.
As far as I am concerned, there are two ways to strengthen a system. One is to fight it. The other is to obey it. To weaken a system we must be willing to abandon it. We must work together to build something better. Without our support, the old system will collapse. So, instead of resistance, channel your passion into creative ways to support what is most important to you. Instead of hiding your head in the sand, look for opportunities where you can create something new. The size and scope of what you do is irrelevant. What is important is that you can choose to do it.
My desire is to work on projects which explore the limitless potential of the human spirit. Where life is seen as an evolution of our spirit; and to focus on what unites humanity rather than what divides us. My fear is that I will fall short of my goal. My solace is that I can't stop reaching for it.
Today's confession: I usually feel awkward expressing my opinions. Generally, because they are often ignored or misunderstood. Occasionally, they are met with resistance or scorn, and I am perceived as an uninformed simpleton. While I may find this unpleasant at times, I understand why this happens. Its because we are looking at a situation from different perspectives while employing different points of references.
I see a that a different way of living together on this planet is possible and within reach, now. But, change and uncertainty is still unsettling for most humans. So, the status quo is defended and maintained. A blanket "NO" covers the eyes, willfully blocking the ability to recognize the need to release compliance to antiquated systems. Consequently, extinguishing enthusiasm in the wake of squandered opportunities.
Today's insight: I don't have an overwhelming amount of fear. My fear has sort of dropped away over the past decade or so. A few years ago, I realized that I was not afraid of dying. I was afraid of the pain leading up to it. Now, I am not even really afraid of that. Mostly, I feel fear as it arises in situations.
Maybe, this is because I am learning to deal with things as they happen. I know that in every given situation, I am doing the best that I can and so, is everyone else. Consequently, I do not really believe in worry or regret. However, I find their appearance helpful as a measure of the trust I have in myself and in life.