The certainty I thought I had is being challenged, living a day at a time brings me back into the alive and nourishing present, it teaches me to be in touch with the “power of now”. I draw strength from sources that I didn’t know I had. As part of my maintaining my peace of mind in this climate, I will build reassuring routine into my day. I will take good care of myself knowing how important it is that I do. I will treasure the people I treasure and tell them, I will value them.I am learning to live a “day at a time”. All I have is today. All I ever have is today. Let me use this period of time to strengthen my understanding of this most profound and life transforming truth.
I will keep my awareness in this day, in this moment
“It’s not that we have lost our sense of certainty. We’ve lost our illusion of certainty! We never had it to begin with. This could be extremely unsettling, or amazingly liberating. This tiny virus of 125 nanometers has sent the entire world into chaos. (A nanometer is one billionth of a meter!)
All of our plans are up in the air. Markets are going crazy. Entire countries shutting down.
And we have no clue what the future holds.
But that is always the case. We never know what the future holds. We only think we do. And we keep getting surprised when things don’t turn out the way we expected.
Now the mask is off. We have to admit our vulnerability.
What will happen next?
We don’t know. Our experts don’t know. Our leaders don’t know.
Only G-d knows. And that is the point. Only G-d knows!
Close your eyes and feel the uncertainty, make peace with it.
Let yourself be taken by it. Embrace your cluelessness.
Because in all the confusion there is one thing you know for sure.
You are in G-d’s hands.
Panic and fear are also contagious!
Take every precaution as advised by health authorities.
Wash your hands well. And every time you do?
Remember whose hands you are in.”
from Louise Stanger’s email