The global anxiety over COVID-19 pandemic is getting the best of many of us, isn’t it?
My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their loved ones in their battle with the virus.
My deepest respect goes to the doctors and nurses who are our modern day worriers currently fighting on the front line.
My heart goes out to people who have lost their jobs while our economy has been brought to a full halt within days.
We are stuck in our homes, some of us with families, while others are in complete isolation by themselves.
While we live during these very uncertain times, when every day seems to bring more sudden news, we are also faced with many truths:
The truth of what’s important and what is not. We’re learning how to value our close connections and relationships. We are leaning to communicate better.
The truth about authorities and our government. We’re seeing lots of injustice and no longer willing to ignore it. We’re also seeking answers and guidance from our leaders to help us navigate the current situation.
The truth of how we are all in this together. The coronavirus is accepting of all, and it discriminates no one regardless of our race, gender, or finical status. Hopefully, we are learning to be kinder to each another. To be grateful for what we have and to share with those who are less fortunate.
The truth about ourselves. We’re given time to reflect on who we are and what we want. Now is the time to believe in yourself, to trust your courage, and to be relentless in your pursuits. There are lots of unconventional tools and opportunities available right now. Use them!
It’s as if we’re all have been grounded, so we could have a very hard look at ourselves as individuals and as a society.
Things will get very tough, there is no way to sugar coat this. But! During this turbulence, we can also discover and re-invent ourselves, so by the time this madness is over, we can look back and see these events not only as a tragedy but as a valuable lesson.
Los Angeles has been fully locked down. The streets are eerie empty and quiet. Our skyline is crispy clean and our air quality has dramatically improved. We are working online, reading our favorite books, learning new languages, arguing and laughing with our families :), reconnecting with our exes… All of that thanks to technology. These very uncertain times are showing us how tech actually does support humanity.
Stay safe. Stay sane. Feel free to contact me if you need my help.