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Reassuring Words for Rough Weeks Ahead

Oh what challenging times we live in. I’ve been trying my best to remain at peace while the whole world is waging war on a deadly disease.

At first I felt I only had two choices. Be afraid…very, very afraid.  Or stick my head in the sand and pretend all is well. Neither did the trick.

Then, I did something that made all the difference. Every morning, while making tea, I search for ‘spiritually uplifting perspectives on the Coronavirus.’ These messages—and there are plenty of them—calm my anxiety faster than any drug ever could!

I’d love to share one with you. I found the words both reassuring and thought provoking, reminding me that a better world awaits us all. Perhaps this will give you some peace as well.

 “Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could.

Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to ‘normality’, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. 

But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality.

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.

We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world.

And ready to fight for it.~~Arundhati Roy

Do you have any comforting quotes you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below.

Comments & Feedback

  • Rhonda

    I believe the pandemic is a manifestation of the fear& frenzy the world has been feeling for some time—the earth has created a pause-for us all to stop & be still-skies are clear in China that were polluted; dolphins have been seen in Venice canals-not for centuries—we are all forced to re-evaluate our lives -and systems ( healthcare, economic) that have been broken & not working for the majority of people are breaking down. Why the deaths? I don’t know, but it is clear it’s time for rebuilding & restructuring-inside & out.

  • barbara huson

    So beautifully exoressed, Rhonda. I totally agree. Thank you soooo much for sharing this with me.

  • Lisa

    Agree with Rhonda.

    The earth has been operating at a speed that’s so fast we’ve been forced to slow down by an outbreak of a disease. Global warming and narcissism are examples of this. At the moment we’re admiring our health care workers instead of celebrities!

    To answer your question, something that gave me great peace of mind was a video I watched by Andy Andrews. He listed every pandemic known to human history and how we annihilated it with limited technology. This will eventually pass!

    Using this time to comment on your previous blogs 🙂

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When a devastating financial crisis rocked her world, Barbara Huson knew she had to get smart about money… and she did. Now, she wants to empower every women to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives! She’s doing just that with her best-selling books, life changing retreats and private financial coaching.

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