Going It Alone
Written by Shelley Devine
Even though we are in quarantine right now, we must be reminded that we are extremely fortunate that we have technology and the resources to reach out to one another and communicate via social media, etc. This in itself, is a MIRACLE we should all feel very appreciative of and thankful for!
Just think about what your grandparents endured during the world wars, no communication with loved ones for months or even years! They made huge sacrifices during those dark times! Of which sacrifices to date, are still beyond our comprehension today as we deal with this new global pandemic.
Going it ALONE for the next few (maybe several) weeks by comparison to what our elders endured isn't even close but it doesn't mean that it won't be tough for some. For those who are struggling with being ALONE or maybe going stir crazy from being without physical and mental activity it may be time to change your thinking by simply changing your perspective.
Seeing the opportunity in spending time ALONE can release the resistance associated with the fear of missing out or the worry of things no longer being the same.
This ALONE time has given me pause to contemplate and reconnect with the universal truth that we are ALL ONE.
That we are ALL connected to the whole of humanity and the whole of
life herself! Which makes us ALL responsible and accountable for the
choices we make and the actions we take moving forward. It's not just
about us anymore, we must consider others.
In knowing this, we must now EVOLVE and expand that universal truth to HONOR ONE ANOTHER. This truth is hard to ignore when a deadly virus is sweeping the globe, showing us just how vulnerable we ALL are!
ALL those around us are dealing with the very same issues
Right now isolation is a small sacrifice that will positively effect so many other lives, especially those on the front lines assisting others who are in dire need of medical attention. We owe it to them to remain in isolation! Now more than ever we are faced with uncertainty concerning all aspects of life which includes death!
On the upside, Isolation is a great way to contemplate ones life and ones connection to the greater whole of existence. Being quiet and taking the time to connect with ourselves through contemplation or meditation can also guide us into creating a better future not just for ourselves but for all of man kind.
Through bootcamp some of you overcame limiting beliefs about your capabilities and preferences & discovered new areas to explore in your life and created new experiences that have brought you greater joy and fulfillment.I feel so blessed to have contributed to that growth in a small way.
Some have also developed a mental toughness that I believe sets you apart from those around you. Your self discipline, commitment & determination demonstrates a strong character that I would encourage during these uncertain times to become leaders in your community.
Small acts of kindness go far and at this time take some creative effort...We ALL have unique talents to share, unique gifts to help lighten someone else's day.
What can you do from the confinement of your home to bring cheer to a neighbor or someone through online social media? We can reach so many more people than ever before!
Just last night I had a student return all the way from Taiwan to participate in my online Yin Yoga class! That tells me the entire world is watching....wanting to reconnect with old friends and even make new ones!!
Change is inevitable, it is how we evolve as a species. We really aren't that ALONE if you think about it, we just have to adapt to the progressive change this virus has thrust upon us and become responsible, courageous people striving to be the best possible versions of ourselves not just solely for ourselves but for the rest of the world as well!
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