On the 12th or 15th day of social isolation and social distancing I find myself calming down and accepting the reality of this whole pandemic situation. This message came from few different people and few different angles. First I spoke to my near and dear friend Farzana, who is currently living in US, she explained to me how this is the time to heal, staying away from negative energy, negative circles, people you sometimes don’t want to associate with. Yes! “Healing”, my healing from my past, my relationships, my expectations, me as a whole, knowing myself as I am living with myself more than ever before.
Then I started listening to Elizabeth Gilberts’s book “Big Magic” via audible, what a lovely, strong messaging about inspiration. She mentions in her book as inspiration comes on its own time, it can also leave when it desires. It doesn’t wait for me to make use of it as it will find someone new. Wow! what a powerful thing to know at a time I needed to know. This reminds me of K.T, a mentor and motivational speaker, when he explained about an idea, when the idea comes, we need to do some sort of action or else it goes away and we will be in a stop mode. Makes so much sense of so many projects and books and many more things I thought of starting over the years and never got to it. At least I am getting the answer to why they seem far fetched or not making me excited to do them anymore after the gap and of no action.
Then came into my mind about connection – connecting with people at this time in a new level. On the other hand disconnecting with people you thought you were connected with. One of my heroes in the writing world and as a person herself Jen Sincero, in her calendar from the book “Bad Ass” mentions “If you have one big breakthrough, and then sit back and wait for awesomeness to pour in, you’ll lose your muscle mass and fall back to the marshmallow state you were in before.” – Thank you Jen for always bringing up the truth, the reality for us to learn.
This is the time to heal, to sit back and do nothing but may be observe. Take a look at things in new way or not, assess what is needed or not, establish something you wanted to do for the longest time or not. I add or not at the end cause my other big hero of this life time Pam Grout mentions in her new blog “The two magic words, a review” that it’s Okay”, we can do something we want to or not and I believe her. This is probably first time in few decades we can afford to sit back and do it (or not) as there is no where to run and nothing to achieve.
I am grateful and blessed and I feel the energy of the Universe, Divine, Angels, higher power……..whatever you want to call it!