There is a lot of speculation regarding the Covid19. Where did it begin? Why? What effect will it have on us? What happens if I catch the virus, or a loved one? In one way or another it is going to have a big impact on us.
I would like you to write a couple of lines on your thoughts here on my blog. What do you want to say? How do you feel? How does it affect you? In these situations, I feel it is important to give people a voice. In my own life when I have someone to share with, it is so liberating. Then I do not feel as alone. It is not a very nice feeling when the ability to take control of your own life is taken away, when you are being limited, perhaps by quarantine, not being able to live a normal life. That has a psychological effect. So, my purpose of this is: Let us share. A problem shared is a problem halved.
This is not about starting a crusade or attacking people or projecting anger or fear, it is just about sharing. I am offering a meeting place. There are a lot of angry and frightened people out there, but projecting all of that is not going to make the situation easier. In situations like this fear can take over and make us behave in a negative and irrational manner. But, at the end of the day we decide for ourselves how we choose to react.
“I am going to do everything I can to avoid a negative frame of mind and instead try to keep myself in balance and not become mastered by talk and points of views circulating in different kinds of media etc.
I also have my likes and dislikes, but what I have learned is that when I have someone to share with, by the virtue of the fact that they want to listen, it enables me to ventilate and take control over the negative feelings that are building up within me. When I go into this mindset, I feel much more balanced and comfortable with myself. I cannot control everything around me anyhow.
So, how are we going to conduct ourselves? I am going to do everything I can to avoid a negative frame of mind and instead try to keep myself in balance and not become mastered by talk and points of views circulating in different kinds of media etc. I am in touch with how the situation makes me feel, it is disrupting my everyday life, both as a person and a medium. But all I can do is step back and try to remain calm and not let negativity get the better of me. In that way I can hopefully create some kind of harmony within myself and at the same time create a positive ripple effect.
Can something good evolve from this? Can we learn from this? I look forward to reading your comments. My wish is that you make comments in an emotionally intelligent way and not to start a war.