What this unprecedented situation that has befallen us is proving more than anything is that we are one.
We are all the same, in this together, no matter where we are from, where we live, what we believe in and how we identify.
Be it business owners or employees, parents or children; lovers.. what happens to one, affects the other.
In spite of the social or rather physical distancing that must be implemented in order to save lives, we are more united that ever.
We cannot touch, but for the first time in decades we are truly touched by each other’s reality. Our common reality.
Undeniably, there is a shift of energy; forcing its way through our political and socioeconomic standards, a rippling effect, a scary one.
What matters the most is our health, physical and mental, and the wellbeing of our loved ones.
However, we now understand that it’s not just the people close to us whose health and livelihoods matter, but literally everyone’s.
We can’t stress enough the importance of connection and now that some of us are battling this alone, communication is paramount.
We can and we need to spread hope, positivity, love and compassion to each other. We must show it more than ever.
We need to check in, to tell our friends we’re thinking of them.
We need to make a promise to ourselves and the people around us that we will support each other.
It’s time to retrospect, but more so introspect, and apply our main takeaways to the here and now, the current moment.
What this is teaching us is to be present and aware.
What this is teaching us is to appreciate love, life, the beautiful earth and of course each other as part of the whole, as part of the collective consciousness.
This crisis WILL pass but selfishness and isolation -ironically- as a state of mind and as a practice, are not sustainable anymore.
We are called to care for each other, to sacrifice for the greater good.
To halt our personal goals and hard-gained privileges for the sake of humanity, but this pause that makes us feel powerless - is giving birth to a promise.
The promise to be here, to listen, to act.
To become the power of change we wish to see tomorrow.
We’re not alone, we’re more together than ever.