The power of human beings to adapt to changes is quite amazing. To stay away from the crowd and keep the distance with other people is becoming a natural habit such as washing our hands properly and wearing a mask in public situations. Behaviors that just a few months ago were unimaginable now are routine. That must have something to do with the survival of our species, I mean as human beings. Over the centuries we passed through many challenges and any time we overcame them developing our genius to create strategies and solutions that, at the same time, brought progress and new opportunities. This consideration leads to an equation: the crisis of the system is equal to progress. If we apply this formula to our lives we get the same result. That sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it?
So, let’s test our lives to see if our genius is working in these difficult days of Coronavirus? And if it doesn’t, let’s ask ourselves why.
Just like me, many other people all around the world are experiencing the lockdown and government restrictions that require us to stay at home. I have been spending my recent days at home and my power to adapt to this situation is fully working. I feel blessed by my reaction because I am already counting the tricks my mind created to live well during this period of isolation. And I can tell you more, my positive reaction comes naturally to me because I know that I have no other alternative to have a pleasant life in an unpleasant moment.
Some might argue that it’s easy to have positive thoughts if you don’t have loved ones with Coronavirus or you are not passing through mourning. Yes, that’s another case. A terrible case and I am close to these people with all my heart and in my prayers and, meanwhile, I stay away from the world to protect myself and others, finding a way to live my life without thinking about bad news or constraints. Because believe me, we are free until we allow limitations to take control of our thoughts.
So, let’s do an experiment! The law says we have to stay at home, to respect the law is normal, to stay home becomes logical and limitations disappear. And without limitations we are free. Wow, that’s awesome!
The next step is to think about how to spend this freedom without missing the opportunity to take the best from it. A list would help us to focus on things we would like to do, learn and live in this frame of particular freedom. Things that we couldn’t do in our ordinary life before Coronavirus. And here the genius comes! We have already found a way to be free and we have turned the period of crisis into an opportunity!
The Internet can be the main tool we can rely on to put into practice our list: to pursue a passion, cultivate curiosity, learn new skills or subjects, create, cooking, do something with our family and so on. Oh my goodness, an endless list! We could even start feeling overwhelmed by the opportunities this life at home is giving us.
Now you are on the right path and I’m sure you can understand why I said I feel blessed by the tricks my mind created to live well this period of isolation. We have so many things to do and learn that we should do a list every day before going to bed. A sort of resolution for the next day, something we want to commit to. The day after we can check out our list as soon as we jump out of the bed, and after a healthy breakfast, we start our day. Before going to bed we could spend a few minutes reviewing our day and reward ourselves for the results we got, do another list for the day after, and so on. It’s a powerful circuit to live and not survive when the world outside seems to be falling apart because of a virus. We must be grateful for our life, and even if we don’t know what will happen in the future, we have to stay positive without missing the opportunity to live every day as a special day. We are grateful to the people who are working out there to allow us to live safe at home. Solidarity has already won against this virus and never like in this moment we are experiencing the power of Human Connections.
When the world has overcome also this challenge we will start to enjoy the benefits left by the crisis: peace and solidarity among nations, the advancement of medical and scientific research and hopefully, a new economic boom.
And probably, we will have learned new skills, reflected on our lives, set new goals and, the last but not least, we will have had the time to nourish our hearts and enhance our minds to start a new life with a better spirit.
Let’s stay at home, activate our genius and make the best of this moment, conscious that the positive way we are reacting now will be rewarded in the future when this difficult time is over.
Stay safe, stay healthy.