I’m one of those people who chooses to look for the silver lining in everything that happens. No matter what has occurred to derail us from our planned or expected path, causing us to pause and say “Why?” there are positive aspects which we can recognize and focus our attention on. Remember, energy flows where attention goes. If you want to feel more anxiety, frustration, anger or fear, focus on all the things which evoke these emotions within you (which are also then projected outwardly to everyone and everything around you, as energy is.) If you want to feel love, appreciation, awe, admiration, joy, peace and contentment, then focus on those aspects which evoke these feelings. You can create them by how you choose to perceive what’s happening around you.
This pandemic is what it is in this moment. All you or I can do is what’s recommended in terms of staying physically safe. In terms of our emotional well-being, I recommend using the Twelve Principles for Daily Living to help center and focus our attention and allow them to help guide our thoughts and actions toward those emotions and states of being that feel good.
In the midst of this seemingly huge disruption of life as we know it, we can be willing in every moment to choose to see it as an opportunity to practice being more aware of how we feel and how we are responding to the bodies’ impulses, the world around us and others in our lives. We can respond in ways that are loving, compassionate, courageous, patient, present, purposeful, faithful, spiritual, creative. We can look at ourselves, the people we love, nature in all it’s beauty, the perfectness of everything as miraculously constructed for our benefit, for our en-joyment, to be in joy rather than in fear about the unknown. This is what we are here for. When we are able to be in a state of being which reflects all these Principles, not only do we feel good, those around us pick up on our energetic vibration. They benefit too.
Much Love to You!