In the face of the pandemic virus I find myself thinking that whatever else I want to write about must be pointless by now, but I know thats probably just my head talking so I go on. Lets explore.
Is everything else pointless in the face of the Corona Virus? Should we only concentrate on the virus? Should we be talking about how its making us all feel?
Yes and No! Yes to talk about the feelings it brings up, No to it being the only subject we write about today.
Times of great distress are also times of great learning and growth opportunities, times when we are tested the most. The amount of hardship we can overcome is directly proportionate to the rewards we will receive on the other side.
So, what exactly are we being tested to overcome and endure right now? A scary pandemic that has the potential to be fatal with no antidote and no vaccine.
What does this mean to you?
What does it bring up for you?
I know, another post about the corona virus, bear with me for a sec.
I want to make a point and tie the relevance of it to my work in hopes that I may bring you a sense of safety and above all a sense of hope in these dreary times.
For me it brings up Powerlessness.
A strong feeling of complete and utter defeat. I cannot do anything about this situation and that brings up fear!
Any I believe, negative human emotional experience, can be brought down to one main all consuming emotion!
Fear can lead to all types of negative outcomes. But fear can also point us in the direction we need to go in, if we have the courage to do so.
So I ask myself this: What is my fear trying to say? If it had a voice what would it say?
“Face me with courage.”
What else, I ask myself?
In the face of whats happening around me now in the world, what do I have control over?
“The way I respond and react. Always!!”
How can I respond to whats going on ?
I can look at what is real for me right now.
What is real for me now?
“I am safe at home with my children writing this blog. Gratitude for that! Immense gratitude.”
And just like that in the face of danger & chaos on social media and television, I am at peace in this very moment because through writing I have brought myself in to my present moment of experience and I am concentrating on what is real now.
“I am calm, I am loved, I am safe.”
What is real for you right now?