There is so much fear about COVID-19. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, what if... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If we subscribe to the philosophy that life is always working out for us, that there is an
intelligence far greater than humans at work... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That all is interconnected. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What if... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ the virus is here to help us? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To reset. To remember. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is truly important. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reconnecting with family and community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reducing travel so that the environment, the skies, the air, our lungs all get a break. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Parts of China are seeing blue sky and clouds for the first time in forever with the factories
being shut down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Working from home rather than commuting to work (less pollution, more personal time). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reconnecting with family as there is more time at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An invitation to turn inwards -- a deep meditation -- rather than the usual extroverted going out
to self-soothe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To reconnect with self -- what is really important to me? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A reset economically. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The working poor. The lack of healthcare access for over 30 million in the US.
The need for paid sick leave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How hard does one need to work to be able to live, to have a life outside of work? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, washing our hands -- how did that become a "new" thing that we needed to remember.
But, yes, we did.
The presence of Grace for all.
There is a shift underway in our society-- what if it is one that is favorable for us?
What if this virus is an ally in our evolution? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In our remembrance of what it means to be connected, humane, living a simpler life,
to be less impactful/ more kind to our environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An offering from my heart this morning. Offered as another perspective. Another way
of relating to this virus, this unfolding, this evolution. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was time for a change, we all knew that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, change has arrived. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What if... 🌟🦊🌎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Words: Gutpreet Gill [Dr. Gill is a vascular surgeon in Jefferson Station, NY]