I guess this still needs to be said. Please stay at home, and only go out if necessary. Keep physical distance from people, practice hand hygiene, and check in on each other.
It’s not necessarily about us, but doing what we can to protect those who are most vulnerable. This time away from school and work is because of a very real and dangerous threat. Don’t go to the skate park. Don’t hang out with friends.
Don’t be selfish just because you think you’ll be fine.
This is an opportunity to do the uncomfortable work of getting to know ourselves, not just the version of ourselves we project to the world. Our brains are good at ignoring whatever it deems painful or irrelevant. Unfortunately that includes the hard internal work of waking up to our highest selves. To do that, the lower self needs to be expelled—literally torn out. Not a pleasant process. Our ego would rather watch another show on Netflix or keep scrolling.
This pandemic is scary, and no one really knows what’s going to happen. It could be fine, it could be really bad. But what we all have is a chance to lean into who and what we really are. Create things. Bake a cake. Give thanks to the earth. Learn an instrument (more on that soon). Write letters by hand. Tell the people in your life that you love them. And take some time in solitude to rest your mind and heart.
Whatever you decide to do, just do it at home!