Do you have a positive COVID perspective?
“When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. Do you not agree.”
One day, we fell asleep in one world and woke up in another. Life in America and around the world as we knew it changed forever.
Suddenly Disney is out of magic, Paris is no longer romantic, virtual concerts are the new “live.”
New York doesn’t stand up anymore, the Chinese Wall is no longer a fortress, Mecca is empty.
Spirituality is a personal home-centered quest. Freedom of speech and religion are cherished rights.
Being color blind is a cherished sight, and strengthening families solves our plight.
How is it easy to keep a positive COVID perspective when hugs and kisses suddenly are weapons, not visiting parents and friends are acts of love, and we have to express our goodbyes to the dying through windows?
When did it become normal to see your loved ones through windows or be denied access to fundamental rights – like attending the gym, a restaurant, stadiums, concert venues, wedding receptions, and the like?
Here’s how to maintain a positive COVID perspective.
Suddenly you realize that power, beauty, and money are worthless—they can’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for.
You realize that wearing surgical masks to hide the masks we have already been hiding behind proves it’s always been about inner beauty and that our eyes are the window to our souls.
COVID has made us realize that beauty, light, life, and love all come from within. COVID has made much of the world divided, but it has also brought many of us together. It has made many of us light a fire within ourselves to see and appreciate the real beauty in this world.
Earth continues its life, and it is beautiful.
It always was, and always will be.
This Pause and Purge Pandemic has allowed Mother Nature to take a breath of fresh air, as the pollution has subsided with fewer vehicles on the road. She has cleaned her oceans, lakes, and streams with fewer irresponsible people poisoning these lifelines.
She is coughing up earthquakes, sneezing hurricanes, and breathing fire—to remind us what matters most is what lasts the longest.
Could Earth be sending us the message:
“You are not necessary. The air, land, water, and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters. You are brothers and sisters – not enemies, who have been called ‘gardeners’ to till and nurture my beautiful world.”
COVID, though, has many people trying to rush back to “normal.”
I ask: what part of normal is worth rushing back to?
What a waste of our lives it would be if we did not learn these valuable lessons: realizing that physical distancing is okay, but social distancing is not.
We have finally started to acknowledge talking instead of texting and human touch instead of social media posts as the most authentic, meaningful, and necessary ways to communicate.
Human connection is the most valuable thing we have.
The realization that human connection trumps all is how we can hold onto our positive COVID perspective.
Not forgetting to evaluate our current beliefs, eliminate negative influences, and elevate our commitment to creating a better, cleaner, more magical, romantic, spiritual, trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, reverent, respectful, grateful, and unconditionally loving world! These are all truths in our lives we have to embrace, accept, and mirror.
In so doing, we continue to walk on higher ground with greater purpose, knowing:
“The most visible creators are those artists whose medium is life itself. The ones who express the inexpressible without brush, hammer, clay, or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt. Their medium is being. Whatever their presence touches increases life. They see and don’t have to draw – they are the artists of being fully alive!”
—Donna J. Stone
Do you strive to create a positive COVID perspective everywhere you go? Get in touch with me today to learn more about the beautiful lessons we can learn from our country, lives, and experiences.