More Than Anything
April 15, 2020
Ihave a friend who drove over 30 hours to be with her mom. That, in and of itself is no biggie, she is pretty badass, but under the current circumstances, where nothing is certain, and leaving your home is a foolhardy risk, it was a courageous act of love.
This season that we are going through is not only serving to prove to ourselves what we are capable of, but also revealing how the choices we’ve made in the past are helping, or hindering, us now.
Just about every day there is a recount of how others are choosing to show up as their higher selves by donating, volunteering, or even holding vigil for all those affected. There is also mention of those of us who still choose to fraternize in large groups or otherwise disregard the mandate to “shelter at home”. We all see it everyday; the things that make us proud of or lose hope in humanity.
But more than anything, I am most curious about how we will show up after this season has passed. After we have mourned the lives lost, after we have had time to heal physically and emotionally, after the news quits covering COVID-19, what new decisions about our lives will we have made? Will we vow to love harder? Will we promise to treat our bodies and minds better? Will we treat those different from us any differently; with love, respect, and dare I say compassion? Are we willing to change? In a way I feel like that is what this is all about; with all its devastating and heartbreaking casualties; a monumental lesson that is catapulting us – hurling us even – into a very new existence. Who will you be?