Well … are we not, in the ‘now’ of things, in one considerable mess? I go off adventuring in our glorious, mysterious universe for a handful of years and the entire planet begins to come apart.
What can we do? Humans are a fractious lot at best. At worst … I suppose one might say we’re living some of this “worse” right now.
Even though, if one is being completely honest about it, we pretty much brought this on ourselves. The entitled, selfish, greedy and complacent parts of who we are, as humans.
I’m assuming we’ve allowed our souls, or spirits, (or otherness still being explored by philosophers, scientists, spiritualists, theologians, etc) out … on an extended holiday, as it were. Absenteeism of many of our positive values have gone missing.
The influence of our spiritual selves, reminded us (more or less) about individual moral values. You know, politeness, respect, caring, sharing, honesty, trust.
So here we are.
I’m guessing getting back on track, as it relates to moving forward (humanity as a whole) will involve a fair amount of necessary eye opening to the actual worldwide events going on and will require less intrusive input from our artificial world of which/where too many of us spend overly much time. It’s artificial. That means ‘pretend’ as in ‘made up’, not real. Entertaining, certainly, overwhelmingly so, but helpful … only in small doses.
So, step one: Go on an information diet. Restrict you use of digital technology to a small fixed amount of time. I would have added to also verify that which you do consume online (relating to accuracy) but we’ve lost the essence of trust with good cause in this regard. So limiting usage seems the next best thing.
Moral fiber, that internal substance within each of us has been banked down to nothing more than slightly glowing embers by our artificial, too fast moving world. We really weren’t ready for so much change, so quickly. And when coupled with greed and averous by more than a few, there you go.
Step two: Explore your immediate surroundings. Get the lay of the land. Be interactive as you safely can. (pandemic safety is important as is physical safety from those fearfully confused among us.)
Finally: Work on a few basics to rev up your under nourished, moral immune system (moral fiber). Make a positive difference, as you safely can, for those in need. Practice daily gratitude for what you do have.
And last but not least, do make a concerted effort to live more fully in the current day (not yesterday’s memories or tomorrow’s dreams). Today is when your tomorrow’s will take shape and your yesterday’s will remember. Keep thoughts and actions (re yesterday, today and tomorrow) in correct, balanced perspective.
As always, take care of you.
I do wish you well and safe,