“I know this. When this ends – AND IT WILL – every game will sell out, every restaurant will have a 2-hour wait, every kid will be glad to be in school, everyone will love their job, the stock market will skyrocket, every other house will get TP’d, and we’ll all embrace and shake hands. That’s gonna be a pretty good day. Hang in there, World.”
I read this quote this morning that made some inspirational sense. Hopefully this will happen, but I’d like to add some more to this, however, as I have a strong feeling and actually pray that we all may come through this challenge having learned much more about our true nature, our desire to be connected to ourselves and each other from love and not separation. That we, the people of the world, can find something within us that brings the world together in love and peace and the senseless suffering of people can stop.
My prayer has many facets. First is that I hope the world can come to realize gratitude. One of my favorite quotes is “Gratitude is the open door to abundance”. And I know that might not be easy for some as life circumstances seem rather dismal for many right now. But there is always something to be grateful for and even the tiniest thing that you find can open the door to abundance of peace, love and calm.
I hope that we all find a very deep and lasting knowing that wee are all one, the same heart, the same longings, the same desire for love. Maybe this challenge we all face right now can pour more light and love, compassion and friendship into the world. I have such a hope that maybe this pandemic, where the entire world is experiencing the same difficulty, can end with more peace. Peace within each person, peace in relationships, peace in families, peace in cities, peace in countries.
I hope that everyone can take the time right now to slow down internally. It’s an uncertain time. I hope that each of you can take time each day to sit quietly and go within and reach a space of calm. That you trust how it is you are pulled to meditate-whether it’s through breathwork, through putting on music that moves you and letting go to the music, through quiet meditation. I meditate in different ways, but now that I am not distracted by much of the outside environment while I am social distancing, I have rekindled my practices and am finding time to meditate twice a day. Sometimes it’s for 10 minutes, sometimes for an hour. I can say it is helping me stay calmer and accept what’s happening. It really is helping me when I through times of anxiety and fear of the unknown along with the deep feelings that arise in my heart that make me cry as I have concern for everyone.
I send you all love.