We remain locked away behind closed doors hoping to stay safe from an invisible virus that at times can turn deadly. If we are expected to stay in quarantine, how then will we pass our time? What greater opportunity will we ever have to sit back and quietly rethink life as we know it? Usually we are too busy, too distracted to make time to contemplate our lives and the world around us. It’s like we are living life without the helpful guidance of directions so we can understand it. We are long overdue to do so! As we remain nestled behind closed doors day after day, we begin to see life through different eyes, our routines shift, our expectations change.
Until this chaotic moment in time was thrust upon us, we had raced blindly through life trying to keep up with the fast pace we are perhaps now questioning. Between work, raising children, keeping day to day schedules running smoothly, keeping food on the table, clothes washed, bills paid and chores completed, when do we ever have time to just experience life as we pass through it? How are we expected to know and understand ourselves? When is the time needed to do such things made available?
This pandemic is presenting itself to be an important opportunity to rethink our lives and figure out what matters most in the grand scheme of things. It is time to sit quietly and ask ourselves the hard questions we spend our whole lives avoiding. Am I living the life I truly desire? Am I meeting life head on day to day or have I just succumbed to being a master on autopilot? Are we fulfilling our dreams and becoming who set out to become? Do we even knows what really matters most to us so we can pursue it?
Hopefully these endless hours of waiting for release from our safe zones will allow us to re-evaluate life, rediscover our priorities and once again appreciate life for what it truly is. Magic. By rethinking our lives, taking stock of all that we do and all that we accomplish, perhaps we will realize it is time to simplify life so it can be more fully appreciated and enjoyed.
As always, the choice is ours as to how we spend these endless hours. May we choose wisely for our decisions are an important part in changing the world for the better. May we better ourselves as well by reconnecting with life, restructuring our time and rediscovering all that makes life have meaning simply by living life daily with awareness instead of racing through it oblivious to most of it. It is time to embrace letting life flow THROUGH us not just rush around us. Stay safe and be well….
Blessings and love ❤