Smell the roses
Hop off the hamster wheel for a bit
Clean out the closet you never had time to even look at before
COVID-19 is forcing us to PAUSE!
There is a paradigm shift occurring and we need to wake up and realize that our normal daily routine is not going to remain the norm going forward. Embrace this enforced, yet much-needed, break and review your needs versus wants. Reassess your priorities, spend time with your family, actually complete the overdue items on your list that you keep putting off till later.
Once times passes, you can never get it back. This forced pause is unique as it is affecting the entire world at the same time, whereas, normally these pauses occur, but are more focused to individuals or families due to life events, a significant health issue(s) or personal grief situation(s). Is this a sign to reevaluate our life’s purpose? We have been given this gift of life and now it is truly a blessing to be able to reconsider what we actually give importance to in our lives and reconnect ourselves to it. After this is all over, do we return to running thru the concrete maze of cubicles, offices, climbing the proverbial corporate ladder to hit the glass ceiling again and again?
We are in an unprecedented time, but know that Coronavirus has proven that most corporate jobs are just an exchange of emails, texts, calls and nothing else!
Amidst all the uncertainty, fear, nervousness, panic, stress, it is humbling to see how little control we actually have. Here we were thinking, we had control over our destiny, but the only control is in our reaction now. There are numerous ways that we can respond in this situation and how we best utilize this downtime given will define us for our future. It is somewhat refreshing to see the impact of actually slowing down our fast-paced lifestyles and focusing on things that truly matter.
This article began entitled as The Art of Time Management, but during these last few weeks and personally for me, in the past couple of years, I have had the opportunity to realize that life is too short and we run so fast from one thing to another to something else. Now, we are forced to step on the brake and slow down. I will leave you with one thought – Where you are, be there and be present!
And the People Stayed Home by Kitty O’Meara
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.