Today is an Earth Day to remember. I found this post on my friend @Ashlynjumpponen’s Instagram page written by Gutpreet Gill and thought offering a different perspective to the Covid crisis and it’s impact on our economy was much needed. It read:
“Amongst all the fear and confusion, there’s this.. a different perspective.
There’s so much fear and perhaps rightfully so about Covid-19. And, what if… if we subscribe to the philosophy that life is always working out for us, that there is an intelligence far greater than humans at work. That all is interconnected. What if… the virus is here to help us? To reset. To remember. What is truly important. Reconnecting with family and community. Reducing travel so that the environment, the skies, the air, our lungs all get a break. Parts of China are seeing blue skies and clouds for the first time in forever with the factories being shut down. Working from home rather than commuting to work (less pollution, more personal time). Reconnecting with family as there is more time at home. An invitation to turn inwards — a deep meditation — rather than the usual extroverted going out to self-sooth. To reconnect with self — what is really important to me? A reset economically. The working poor. The lack of healthcare access for over 30 million in the US. The need for paid sick leave. How hard does one need to work to be able to live, to have a life outside of work? And, washing our hands – How did that become a ‘new’ thing that we needed to remember. But, yes, we did. The presence of Grace for all. There is a shift underway in our society — what if it is one that is favorable for us? What if this virus is an ally in our evolution? In our remembrance of what it means to be connected, humane, living a simpler life, to be less impactful/more kind to our environment. An offering from my heart this morning. Offered as another perspective. Another way of relation to this virus, this unfolding, this evolution. It was time for a change, we all knew that. And, change has arrived. What if…”