Recently John Lovas a friend and fellow teacher of mindfulness, shared a message he received from the Belfast, Ireland Covid Response Team. I share it here:
When you go out and see the empty streets, the empty stadiums, the empty train platforms, don’t say to yourself, “It looks like the end of the world.” What you’re seeing is love in action. What you’re seeing, in that negative space, is how much we do care for each other, for our grandparents, our parents, our brothers and sisters, for people we will never meet. People will lose jobs over this. Some will lose their businesses. And some will lose their lives. All the more reason to take a moment, when you’re out on your walk, or on your way to the store, or just watching the news, to look into the emptiness and marvel at all of that love. Let it fill you and sustain you. It isn’t the end of the world. It is the most remarkable act of global solidarity we may ever witness.
– Belfast, Ireland COVID Response Team
For years John has been posting daily observations and perspectives about mindfulness on his his blog, Mindfulness for Everyone I highly recommend making a visit to this engaging site!
Be safe. Turn toward love. Geri