Today, we find ourselves in difficult times. There are those struggling physically, emotionally, and financially; those who have lost loved ones, lost jobs, and feel completely isolated from the world. I have been reflecting on the current situation we are all in the over past week, taking into account the response from the news media and social media. Keeping in mind the severity of the issues we are facing, perspective becomes a huge part of overcoming the inevitable adversities faced by all during this period of trials.
In my opinion, this is not a time to choose a political side, point fingers, or isolate in anger on social media. Instead, this can be an opportunity to unite with one another, support each other, strengthen relationships, and self-reflect. Our world has seen situations like this before and has come out stronger each time.
We are all being affected in one way or another. As a country, as a world community, now is the time to find a way to turn this negative into a positive. Although it is not always easy, having a positive perspective on things can make all the difference.
A friend of ours sent the following quote to us that I wanted to share with you to reflect on…
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”
David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director