Today there is fear, there is sadness, there is grief – and that’s just in our house. In difficult times I turn to my faith. I turn to that which I hold to be true in my heart. This week I am going to share excerpts from “A Course in Miracles”. Doing this year (year and half for me) long practice was transformative for me in so many ways. I hope this is time of great uncertainty it can bring some comfort to you as well.
How are you holding up?
A day of making connections has me feeling better about life. This quote from A Course in Miracles resonated with me today because how we perceive a situation really makes all the difference in how we cope.
We are social creatures by nature, but in this time of social distancing we need to form new ideas about what community means. My 5 year old spent over an hour on the phone talking to one of her best friends from preschool. I spent three hours on a group zoom chat connecting with my friends. Seeing faces was so much better than our group IM chats. Seeing smiles and hearing laughter was good for the soul.
How are you finding your connections?
I see so many people pointing fingers. Who is to blame? Politicians over stepping or not doing enough. People judging and pointing fingers about who is an isn’t doing social distancing properly. This "A Course In Miracles" quote is a beautiful reminder of this concept of forgiveness, which is a theme throughout the course. A bible quote which would be applicable would be “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” These are uncertain times and people are doing the best they can under extraordinary circumstances times. Let’s all take a collective deep breath and instead of spreading fear (and germs) let’s make today a day to spread love, grace and forgiveness to our fellow travelers in life. We are all in this together.