Wherever and whenever I have come across shared hardship – seems to be where and when the conditions become ripe for the type of connection and mutual reliance that supports community and generosity.
Indeed the challenge is the pause – not to rush forward, not to stop, not to turn around, but to pause.
Even if I could, I don’t think I would. Life and our series of lives and experiences are clearly complicated. To figure out which day I would relive, I would undoubtedly lose 2 or 3 trying to figure it out. I would then come back to an unrecognized reality further paralyzed by the question of my choice. Maybe we are fortunate to have no such choice and only the choice of today.
Rebuilding new and better routines that are not based solely on the products of habit.
I pause to take a moment to reflect; indeed there are infinite moments available to us.
I have previously heard, “If you want to get things done fast, do it alone; if you want to do things well, do it together.” Extending this sentiment to this question – good, meaningful work is possible when we move from me to we.
Cultivating physical strength provides a useful model – by doing, by breaking down, by resting and building up; and doing it again. The From where is everywhere.
Surely an opportunity will present itself – now I will be well primed to receive.
Peace – very much needed and overdue. Unconsciously I push this feeling away, constantly postponing its full experience until tomorrow, and only momentarily and intermittently do I pause to experience and appreciate its nature and presence.
The whole picture. The reality, or at least something closer to it.
As the world is facing a shared threat, there is so much possibility in mutual reliance, connectivity across borders, empathy, collective engagement and shared advancement on which so much more can be built.
Indeed both love and fear motivate. Love, however, leads to that which is enduring, comprehensive, unwavering, and deeply satisfying; fear leads to that which is temporary, narrow, often self-serving, and ultimately disappointing.
The Gratefulness community; always a calm in the storm!
Too many things, unfortunately, as I just need to be present.
Believe only the omniscient can fully know and see the ripples, whereas it is our role to have faith and awareness that they exist.
Our strong orientation to “others” as part of our design means when we are with others our thoughts are always focused, to some extent on them – wanting to please, to use, to help, to escape – whatever one’s inclination, the thoughts are nonetheless on them. Solitude can unbind our thoughts and allow meaningful work on what is most meaningful to us, whatever that might be, unbound from the other in our presence.
By maintaining commitment to good work, focusing on the ideals and goals, rather than the impediments.
The universality of experience. COVID-19 is attacking all countries to which it spreads. All are impacted to different degrees, primarily influenced by how easily the virus is spreading. This reminds that regardless of geography/country, we are all impacted by the same. With this in mind, I am reminded and surprised by the power of good, and the global potential of spreading positivity, positive action, and positive impact. Impact one (as did COVID-19), wherever you are, and you can impa...
The universality of experience. COVID-19 is attacking all countries to which it spreads. All are impacted to different degrees, primarily influenced by how easily the virus is spreading. This reminds that regardless of geography/country, we are all impacted by the same. With this in mind, I am reminded and surprised by the power of good, and the global potential of spreading positivity, positive action, and positive impact. Impact one (as did COVID-19), wherever you are, and you can impact the globe in less than 3 to 4 months.
Conditions are never perfect and, often, one can never be sufficiently sure. And how you return home may not be the same way you came. Just a thought although fully appreciate the sentiment.
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