As I was entering a local grocery store, a sign caught my eye: “These are our temporary hours ——until the world goes back to normal.” While part of me felt relieved at the prospect of the world going back to normal, part of me felt disappointed. I don’t want the world to go back to normal.
The world is not the same place it was just a few months ago. The pandemic and economic downturn have put humanity’s activities on pause and caused nearly everyone to make significant lifestyle changes. We are required to stay home, conduct business from our living room, homeschool, and face family issues we have shoved under the rug for a long time. We are commanded to not touch each other or our faces. Just a short time ago no one imagined any of this would happen.
The coronavirus is getting a great deal of attention all around the world. Millions of people are taking extensive precautions to prevent getting or spreading the virus. Yet there is a virus that has infected far more people and is causing far more problems than corona: the virus of fear.
Valentine’s Day celebrates true love. If you are in a relationship or you long for one, you have probably wondered if true love is available. You may have noticed that what you were taught is true love, is not.
As we enter the new year, all kinds of strange things seem to be going on around us. Our political system is in severe dysfunction. The environment is threatened. Relationships are shaky. The digital revolution is shaking up all kinds of things that use to seem stable and dependable. How does a conscious person deal with such weird events and changes?