The World Will Never Be The Same
These are tough times.
The COVID-19 is making that so.
But we have to be tougher than these tough times — than this tough disease.
Yes — we didn’t know how good we had it. But when we have it again — and we will have that way again — we will appreciate what we’ve got even more.
And yes, the world will never be the same. And in many ways, that is a daunting fact. But in many other ways, that is a very good thing.
Life simply could not go on like it was going.
The self-absorption was out of control.
Celebrity idolatry was at an all-time high.
Do we now really give a flying fig about William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan Markle and the Royal scandals?
I know I sure don’t.
And I never really did.
There is now — and always has been — bigger fish to fry than to concern ourselves with the two off-shoot sectors of a multi-billion-dollar royal family who may or may not be getting along.
So, the Royals — and all of those like them — will get over their silly, infantile issues, is my guess — as will anyone who has trivial cares or personality-conflicts that in the big-picture scheme don’t really mean a hill of beans.
Right now, I’m concerned (and I think the entire world should be, too — and most everyone is) about feeding the hungry, the homeless, and whether or not we will be able to support themselves and/or their families.
And all of this means that a shift in consciousness has begun — and that had to happen.
A Wide Wake-Up Call Heard ‘Round The World
While it is heartbreaking that many have suffered and some have died due to the coronavirus, this challenge is just the wake-up call we all needed.
- A wake-up call to start treating each other with more loving-kindness.
- A wake-up call to stop worrying and concerning ourselves with things that simply do not matter.
- A wake-up call across the board and across the planet to realize that this world is all we’ve got and that if we don’t shape up and stop with the nonsensical obsession with becoming rich, beautiful and perfect, our wayward ambitions will lead to nothing but self-destruction in the highest manner, as individuals — and as a collective humanity.
The keyword being humanity.
Untarnished and Safe
The coronavirus has already caused a great deal of loss.
And there will be a great deal more lost, in lives, relationships, jobs, and hope.
But while lost lives cannot be recovered, the rest of what we lose somehow can be found again, if maybe in different guises.
At the same time, too, there are some things that cannot never be lost and have the power to remain forever in our hearts and minds.
But there is always hope — and we should hold on to that hope.
Believe In Something Good
During these times and during any time, it’s important to believe in something good. Whether that good is called God, Love, The Universe, Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Yoda or Mr. Spock, believe in that something good that keeps you going.
Hold on to whatever good faith, religious belief, or spiritual creed that is uplifting and positive — and based in and on Love.
It may sound corny to some, but it works for millions of people around the world.
So, make it work for you.
Good vs. Evil
I saw a version of the following somewhere online, and I share it now.
Love stills you. Un-Love rushes you.
Love leads you. Un-Love pushes you.
Love reassures you. Un-love frightens you.
Love enlightens you. Un-love discourages you.
Love comforts you. Un-love worries you.
Love calms you. Un-love obsesses you.
Love blesses you. Un-love obsesses you.
In other words…
“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God [Jesus, Moses, Buddha, the Universe, Love, etc.]. (Philippians 4:6)
Or how ‘bout this one?
“Fear not, beloved; you are safe; take courage and be strong.” (Deuteronomy 10:19)
Some More Clarity
The good people at IntelligenceForYourLife.com put it this way, in a recent placard that recently circulated:
Conversations will not be canceled.
Relationships will not be canceled.
Love will not be canceled.
Songs will not be canceled.
Reading will not be canceled.
Self-care will not be canceled.
Hope will not be canceled.
May we lean into the good stuff that remains.