We are living in an era where self-retrospection is extremely important. Our life, as we have known it, is drastically changing, as it is reduced to its foundation. It has taken us back to that place – physical and mental – where we have the opportunity to assess and evaluate the status quo. We have been too busy, doing “indispensable” things and some of us, unfortunately, living our life on a cut throat style. Now we are discovering that what seemed indispensable is really not, and we can still live on with less haste than before, and still live quality lives.
This experience is changing the way we view ourselves, others, and our cosmos. Even if we return to “normal”, life will never be the same again. There are lessons that we have learned now that can never be unlearned, whether we choose to follow the wisdom derived from this or not.
Prior to this, we have been living extremely stressful lives, full of anxiety and fear (fear is anticipated pain), and highly competitive. We thought we would not survive if we slowed down, but we have been proved wrong.
We are having an opportunity to confront our own mortality – we are finite beings, and whatever the method, we shall all leave this world. When our time comes – and no one has any idea when it will be – what would we like as our epitaph?
This is the time to take our cameras and adjust the lenses so that we can see clearly. This is a golden chance to stand on a higher level and widen our horizon. We need to adjust our camera in order to focus, focus on what is important and essential. We have the chance to do so, away from the hustles and bustles of the outside world. We have been able to shut out the outside noise so that we can confront ourselves. It is the time for enlightenment, we have the chance of becoming wiser.
We need to be able to identify the pin that can pop our complacency balloon, because it needs to be deflated. The uncertainty we see around shows us that the only constant thing in our life is change, and embracing change will make us fully alive, giving us the priceless ability to prioritize.
It is time to avoid catastrophic thinking, every form of death brings life, and whatever is dying in us, should not paralyze us, but mobilize us!