Ever since the Covid pandemic began I’ve heard people saying, “I just want things to go back to normal.” Today, almost a year later I am hearing these statements again with more fervor!
In my July 2020 newsletter, (almost four months into the pandemic) I wrote, “The Chinese word for crisis is composed of two characters. The first represents danger and the second represents opportunity”.
Now… we can look forward to the probability of a return to some normalcy due to the vaccine being distributed in large numbers and herd immunity becoming a reality.
Yet… is it normalcy that we desire or something more? Have we taken seriously the danger of “sleepwalking” through our lives? What opportunity avails us after that we have been through? What are the lessons that we learned about ourselves? What have we learned about humanity, loneliness, gluttony, and of nature and love? Have we found a new appreciation for how precious (and fragile) life really is?
In the Wisdom and Recovery community, we have very little interest in living a “normal” life. Our focus is on conscious, awake, and aware living! We are living to celebrate an adventurous, kind, and loving life.
Let’s look forward with appreciation and anticipation. Let’s look back only to realize the lessons we have learned.