I hope everyone is well and staying as positive as possible in these great times of doubt and insecurity.
But remember, these times are not unprecedented, all of this ( maybe not exactly this, but something like this) happened before, and they all lead to us being here, together, alive, worrying about our future and how it will unfold.
Each one of us is a miracle, a chance that is 1 in 400 trillion. We ARE special, we're the seed of consciousness. Doesn't it amaze you that we made it this far?
Let's not let our efforts to preserve our quantity of life to destroy the quality- which is the truly important part.
And believe me... I know how hard it is. Especially when I have someone in my life that is a high-risk category. Someone with their whole life ahead of them.
My immuno-compromised daughter...
I AM scared, and I've known fear before... it wasn't even in the midst of a viral pandemic.
But there was a fear pandemic inside me, one that clouded my judgment, my body & soul...and it wasn't beneficial for anyone... especially for her.
But I'm working on it, reminding myself every minute that doubt and anxiety creep in- that right now, everything's ok, and if it turns out that it won't be, hopefully, the cool me will be there to carry it through stoically, no matter what happens.
That's my only hope.
Keeping your cool is so important especially for those who depend on you, it strengthens their trust in you, in themselves, and the Universal Force that generates everything.
We're a culture that's obsessed- infatuated with life, or should I say instead- survival, and it's the only thing that motivates us to go on. It's an automatic thought really, probably our reptilian brain at work, that repeats itself over and over: We MUST survive. Must you? None compels but you.
But really, trying to survive and living isn't the same thing.
Remember to see the Magic
Alan Watts said it well:
"So therefore in the course of nature, once we have ceased to see the magic in the world anymore, we’re no longer fulfilling nature’s game of being aware of itself. There’s no point in it and so we’re done. And so something else comes which gets an entirely new point of view. It is therefore not natural for us to wish to perpetuate life indefinitely, but we live in a culture where it has been rubbed into us in every conceivable way that to die is a terrible thing. And that is a tremendous disease from which our culture in particular suffers."
Perhaps this is a reminder to slow down, and switch from our obsessive workaholic, survival-centered days, and try to open our eyes to the magic that happens around us all the time.
To listen to the birds outside, watch the sunrise, and the sunset, look at those daffodils popping up in my garden... spring is unfolding right before our eyes.
I know what we'll do for the next couple of weeks ( when we're not catching up with school homework)... we'll spend some time baking together, making art, reading, watching movies, sleeping in, eating, taking baths, taking care of ourselves, resetting.
We all need a break.
It's time to remember our place in the Universe.
For that's THE grounding reminder as to what we are & where...
We are but the small inhabitants of a "mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam".
Stay well, Laura