No other epidemic, battle, natural catastrophe or other comparable hardship has managed for a very long time to attract the Public focus in such a strong way. The problem of whom precisely we ought to pay heed to is complicated (because we’ve been brushing a ton of stuff under the carpet). But it’s not good that we are compelled to calm down, remain home and (hopefully) focus on what ‘s important, what’s meaningful and what’s worth focusing our lives on without distractions. American Biodefense Institute near me offers excellent info on this. Naturally, if we spend this precious time watching adorable puppies and sharing pointless photos on Facebook rather than paying attention to what actually counts, we are really missing the point here.
We are linked in all (otherwise regarded as “A lesson on Oneness”)
If we ever wanted evidence that we are all linked and that all we reach is related to something else (literally as well as metaphorically), now we have it. Finally (and hopefully) a big realization is beginning to dawn upon us: we can no longer “pee” in one end of the pool (i.e. the Planet) and go swimming in the other end thinking that our shit will not catch up with us. We are all swimming in the same pool and anything we do in that pool comes back to us. Consequently, taking “dirty” production out of Europe into China (and this is just one of millions of examples of separation) can not and does not serve Europe (or any other continent in that respect). For the fuck eventually comes back, as the propagation of the virus obviously shows. By the way, it’s not remarkable that a situation that requires social isolation (i.e. apparent separation) actually intensifies the feeling that we’re all connected, that we’re all (and everything else) together in this!
It’s time for regeneration
It is necessary to tear down old structures so that we can start fresh (hopefully with new awareness, though with little resources). On the face of it, it is not surprising that the epidemic has affected the lives of mainly the elderly with one, two or more pre-existing conditions so far, i.e. these are individuals who should have been dead a while earlier if they were not for the technological means of extending life. Yet now the automated life-saving services (no ventilation equipment, no emergency staff or other supplies) are running low. So that should help us reconsider the life-saving technology on which so many people have come to rely and, as a result, have relinquished personal responsibility for health care. What about focusing on prevention plans for the disease (when the pandemic is over) instead: healthy eating, exercising, meditating, etc.? How many people would have heart disease and diabetes (the two top diseases that go hand in hand with deaths from coronavirus), if no junk food or current pressures were present?
Comfort yourself with death by making every moment of your life count
Death is no disaster in and of itself. A wasted life is instead a disaster. There is no regrets for a person who has lived with integrity, contributed meaningfully to himself and society, and maintained quality relationships during his lifetime. This sort of person is ready and happy to die anytime. Become yourself into that human. Reassess your priorities, and begin to spend time on what matters. Let the grudge go. Start feeling connected to all other human beings. Pardon. Feel less resentment and more love. Stop living a tragic life and also your death will not be tragic. Both can be a celebration.
So these are some of the messages I think we just need to hear. Of course, there are many other things to consider and in the process of this trip a lot more will be exposed to us. That’s why we need to stay flexible, watch carefully (pay attention), pose smart questions, and continue looking deep within for their responses. This way we make real use of the situation by cleaning up our own baggage. Any other behaviors ( e.g. impatience, frustration , anger, and anticipation of this blowing over so things can go back to “normal”) are immature. We need a consciousness shift (to shift the virus), and the virus will persist if we resist it.