I’m buoyed by this wave of willingness from people who see this time as a chance to re-align their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being as we adjust to the new reality. Like post-9/11, things will never be the same after Covid 19 and its associated ripples.
My wife has a compromised immune system, so we have to be extra vigilant. We’ve both noticed several things:
Neighbors (even in other neighborhoods) are more friendly, likely to engage, and in less of a hurry.
We can continue our exercise quite well at home – we have some free weights, we practice Pilates and tai chi via computer.
We are reaching out more (and being reached) by our network of friends via video platforms. Much better than the old hit-and-run Facebook et al.
We spend more time being painstaking about doing things. Not just from a disease-prevention standpoint, but just as a way to focus our energy toward better rather than faster.
I believe that the default setting for us human beings is to connect, discover and learn. Nothing in my years of teaching and learning contradicts that. Nothing.
Once we remove the barriers that block our ‘bent’ toward possibility, we restock our selves (and, in time, the shelves!) with better stuff.
Without getting too far afield here—looking for causes and reasons—why not see this rock in our pond as the introduction of new insight. As we get better, we’ll feel better.