We are all experiencing this time of pandemic in different ways.
Some of us have been working the whole time, but so many of us have had our lives turned upside down. The fact is that this is affecting 100% of us in one way or another.
While I will not use this space to discuss politics or to spout off my opinions, I will use this space to bring a little light into the world. I will use this space as a centering space for me, and hopefully for you as well.
The pandemic has set off another pandemic. But this one is a pandemic that is and has always been around. Let’s call it, “The Future.” However it appears to have been really juiced up as of late.
And for good reason.
You see, even when things are okay, my brain will find a problem. My brain will find something to worry about. If there is nothing to worry about my brain will make something up.
“What if, (insert completely crazy and unrealistic scenario) happens?”
So we deal with this under normal circumstances. Now many of us are in fact experiencing change. Our circumstances are much different.
And so our worry about the future, our fears of how things will play out, are increased heavily.
Myself and everyone I have spoken with are all having this very same issue. Because in reality, we do not know.
Nobody really does.
And so lately more than ever, I have been repeating myself.
“STOP!” “Where are you right now? Is everything okay right now?” “Do you have what you need in order to do today?” And finally we have to remember, “This is not just happening to me.” This is happening to everyone.
It appears to me as if nobody really knows how this pandemic is going to play out. Nobody really seems to know much of anything. This is new territory for us all.
So let’s embrace our spiritual practice’s, whatever they may be, and do our best to remain present and in each moment.