I spent a good part of last week reading articles and listening to information about the coronavirus pandemic. You probably did, too! I don’t follow mainstream media, but I do search out information from some of the leading thinkers of our time.
My favorite article is a thoughtful and insightful essay written by Charles Eisenstein titled “The Coronation.” It’s long, but an interesting read, and I highly recommend that you take a look. Eisenstein explores the societal consequences of the pandemic and possible outcomes.
Consider this. The coronavirus is affecting everyone in the world, and this is the first time ever that all of humanity has come together to face a common enemy. Sadly we still have a war mentality, and we’re still fighting against something that we perceive as Other, but it’s a start, right?
One of the gifts of this pandemic is that we’re seeing that we’re all connected in a more visceral way than we’ve ever seen it before. If we can come together as one world for this, what else can we do together?
We’re at a crossroads, and we have an opportunity to rebuild our world based on love, or continue on as we have in fear. Which way will we go, and how will we get there? Who among you is up for this journey?
What good things have you seen come from this crisis? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,
Collage at top of page: “Too Much Information,” 16 x 20 inches, mixed media on canvas panel