In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis there is so much uncertainty, so much we do not know. What comes with this uncertainty is a fundamental question of our own survival, whether it be concerning our health, our family’s health, our livelihood and even our life altogether. How will we survive? We are faced with insecurity which can give rise to anxiety, fear and even panic. We are feeling the fragility of the human condition. And we are sharing this insecurity with all of human kind across the planet. Simply put, we have never experienced a crisis of such magnitude known to anyone who is alive today.
The question is, how can we navigate this challenge so that we are not making matters worse? What we don’t want to do is contribute to further panic and aggression for ourselves as well as the planet. How can we work with our state of mind which can either fuel our anxiety and create further unnecessary suffering or come into a place of strength and calm; expanding a place of confidence in our capacity to be with whatever shows up- no matter what!
Something is being asked of us of a higher order now. It is not about asking why this happening to us- it is more about why this is happening FOR us. In what ways can we actually use this challenge to cultivate our heart, our courage and our confidence? The Chinese symbol for “crisis” is translated as “opportunity”. I choose to view it as such.
The good news: We have been given the inherent qualities which can help us to navigate through these troubling times. It is our birthright. We all possess the confidence that is needed at this time. We all have what we need! We can get through this. This is a time for positive transformation.
When you read my website, you will see that this is how I have been working therapeutically all along. If you would like to join me in working in this way, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I welcome working with you in transforming these challenging times into times of empowerment.