Has it happened to you – that you’ve questioned what day it is?
It’s only been a week, with what looks like several more to come, of physical distancing in Uniontown, PA due to COVID-19 pandemic. A colleague & friend, Jennifer, said this during our online check-in meeting:
“It’s like a month’s worth of communication has come down in one week …”
This afternoon, I participated in a well-being webinar for 4-H professionals, & the moderators asked “How are you feeling?” The answers were placed in a collage based on the number of times the feelings were mentioned … What did people say?
Those were the big 3 words in the collage, with riffs on those feelings in smaller font.
And I continue to hear the economic drumbeat to “keep going,” “find a new normal,” “make the most of your time,” etc.
And yet smart, hardworking professionals in that well-being forum clearly stated what we are collectively feeling – overwhelm, stress, anxiety. What does it say when our society brushes off the truth of human feeling in favor of “business as usual” (albeit in alternative ways)?
I don’t have answers … Heck, I have to think about what DAY it is …
I do know it’s not business as usual for me or many of my friends, family, & colleagues.
So here’s what I’ve been listening to & watching today … to support my nervous system & recalibrate my understanding:
– Facing Pandemic Fears w An Awake Heart, talk & meditation practices by Tara Brach of Insight Meditation Society
– Focus on the Navel Center, at-home practice w Kate Kill of The Himalayan Institute
– How We Must Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic, TED Talk w Bill Gates
Oh, & daily Viparita Karani …
Let me know if you check out any of these talks/practices & what you think … Also, who are you listening to that supports your mind/body right now?
Wishing you moments of deep peace … whatever day it is ;).