Okay, so let’s work on getting through this. Most of us have not been through a situation like this – where not only is there a health threat to the world at large but getting information that you can trust and act on is tough.
There are advisements, thoughts and opinions all along the spectrum, and which warrant everything from staying at home and don’t let anyone in – to this is nothing more than the flu, so wash your hands, sanitize your surroundings and take it easy. You might be stocking up on supplies.
There are so many unknowns which is where real discomfort is. Will I be safe? Will my family be okay? What if I’m a carrier? What about people losing work? What about the economy? Our vacation? The wedding? My surgery? Should I open? Should I close? What’s the long-term impact of all of this? It’s a lot to deal with!
So, what to do. Well, how about we take a short break from the reports from friends, leaders and other advisors, and we become still? What if we take some time to sit quietly, having already considered the information “out there”, that we’ve heard or read? And for just a bit, let’s let go of all of that, and listen, “in here”. Being still. Sitting quietly.
Closing the eyes and breathing. Being still.
You may have an intuitive thought for your situation, you may not. That’s not the point.
The point is that we’re not in this alone. This is bigger than you and me. Be still. Breathe. Rest. Let go. Listen. Get yourself centered. Remember your anchor. Dealing with what’s happening and what’s next will be less stressful if you practice being quiet, connecting with that greater-than-you-presence.
Go with your gut. Err on the side of safety.
When we practice getting centered, we can better take care of ourselves and others, have compassion for others, and look for the golden pearls of wisdom that we will no doubt take away from this.