Perhaps not a very pleasant way to, in a way, be forced to look at ourselves, Covid-19 (I don’t even like saying the word) has, as Eckhart Tolle put it in his SuperSoul Conversation with Oprah Winfrey this past Sunday, ‘sent us to our room’ to think.
And this can be triggering in so many ways for so many of us. As being sent to our rooms was a not so pleasant experience as we were growing.
It meant we did something wrong, right?
Or, If we’re in the head space where we can look at reframing it. An opportuntiy to reflect on the events that lead to where we are and how we can course correct going forward. (But if we’re not there. That’s ok too)
I have been in isolation for 50 days now. And the majority of the time I have not been in the head space to look at anything beside inside the refrigerator, and Netflix. If the sun came out, which was rare, I would have moments of inspiration where I started to feel alive again, and then they would quickly dispear as the sun faded away. I would see motivational and inspirational posts go by via Social Media that would just enrage me even more.
What the fuck is positive about any of this?
I was reminded of Chapter 10 in my book Your Vivid Life, An Invitation to Live a Radically… ‘Gratitude for Everything’ and how I wrote about the reality of gratitude so honestly, just like the Dalai Lama quote …
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
And the same goes for Gratitude and every other aspect of our lives. We get there when we get there…
“All in good time my pretty, all in good time.” The Wizard of Oz
On our own time, within our own experiences, in our own way.
And then all of a sudden, there’s that magical moment, when we feel it, naturally, with radical authenticty, and in that moment we have the opportunity to ‘Be Still and Know’ (Chapter 1 in my book) ourselves, and in a ‘Slow, Steady, Connected, Focused’ (Chapter 2) way, utilize that knowledge and confidence to act with true conviction in every area of our lives.
And begin to envision each day, with our new found wisdom, to create a world more in allignement with who we truly are…