Movement of Being in a time of Pandemic

 So much has been taken away
In these days

So much we all took for granted

Now – what remains?
What matters?
What really matters?

If all we have is this moment,
This place?
                            
If all we have is our own company
Or just these few companions?

This breath
This heart
This Presence

So here we are in a very different world. A huge number of things that we’ve been able to take for granted are now in question. Change is happening so fast it’s almost impossible to keep up. People are revealing both their best and their worst sides. Every system, from the financial to the internet is taking the strain, and our health services are in crisis. Breakdown, breakthrough or both? We’ll find out…….

There is so much uncertainty
in these days
 
So much that we don’t know;
that nobody knows -
about this virus
about the future
about what state the world will be in
in a few months time

Now – more than ever
we need to find a deeper ground
from where we can tolerate not knowing
from where we can touch a confidence in Being
and find our way to relate with it all –

from the Heart
    from the Heart
which is simply touched by it all -

by the silence as our world slows down,
by the warmth in so many people
and the fear in so many others,
by the suffering,
and by the courage

from the Heart
which is neither optimistic
    (unrealistically hopeful)
nor pessimistic
    (collapsing into hopelessness)

from the Heart
which can be touched by fear
without becoming fearful

from the Heart
which doesn’t require certainty

from the Heart
which simply loves