How ya handling the global pandemic?
Hey y'all. It's April 2020 and we are in the midst of a global pandemic. I know you know it's the coronavirus and I want to share my perspective and connect with you.
I truly feel so grateful, more so than even before this pandemic which can seem like a strange thing to say. With Covid-19 literally being a matter of life and death, I feel like I've quickly (as I'm sure many of you have, too) re-established what truly matters to me and what I am grateful for. For me, it's my health, safety, connection to loved ones and freedom of expression. And this has given me the forced opportunity to let go of the things holding me back - seeking external validation, proving my worth and keeping 'busy.' Ya dig?
Because the coronavirus is affecting our collective consciousness, it's something that we are all aware of and all focused on. For the first time in a long time, all of humanity is focused on the same situation. And while we may all have different perspectives, I think by and large we all hope for the same thing - healing, safety and peace for all. This virus is not about borders, religion or race. It is something that affects all humans. And that's what I think life is all about right? Recognizing that we, as humans, are more similar than we are different. Our perceived differences are simply constructs of the mind. So, I believe this can be a beautiful opportunity for us as individuals and as humanity if we choose to see it that way.
I choose to see this as humanity coming together-- displaying our compassion, care and love for one another as it truly knows no bounds. I see folks raising their voices in the name of love. I see people offering free services and products for those in need. I see humans being innovative in the way we can stay connected and reach each other.
I've focused much of my attention the past several years on personal growth and adopting habits of self-love. I feel so empowered right now to love myself and fellow humans. I find comfort and peace in the joy that resides inside my heart in the midst of the calamity. I have faith in myself and faith in humanity that we will come out stronger and more united when this is all said and done.
How do you feel? What do you need and how can I support you? Let's create community together. I love you and appreciate you being here.
Stay safe and wash your hands.