Fourteen Lessons from COVID-19 I Embrace
Last Update: Apr 10, 2020
Like many of you I have been keeping abreast of the current events, reading, watching TV and reflecting. I found an article--Fourteen Lessons To Help Us Carry On During The Coronavirus Pandemic. As best, I can determine, the author is unknown.
Fourteen Lessons to Help Us Carry On During the Coronavirus Pandemic sparked self reflection, aspiration for myself and mankind. I embraced some lessons in the article and developed my version. Perhaps it will be thought-provoking and inspirational for you.
1) The Coronavirus is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our race, culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or fame. Hopefully, we have leaned not to judge a person by their job title. This disease treats us all the same. A much-needed helping hand can come from anyone, even the less unexpected person.
2) The virus is reminding us that we are all connected. Something that affects one person affects another. We are reminded that the virus transcends boundaries, states, oceans and countries.
3) Ideally, our temporary oppression and isolation will help us gain insight and empathy for those who have spent their entire life in oppression. Perhaps we will come out of this with the desire to be more humanitarian and strive to lift the oppression of others.
4) It is reminding us of how precious our health is and how quickly life can slip away.
5) The Coronavirus is reminding us of what is most important - helping each other. Especially those without family and those who are immobile, elderly or sick.
6) It is reminding us of how materialistic we are and how, when in difficult times we need the essentials - shelter, food, water medicine and a lending hand from others.
7) It is reminding us of the importance of our family and home life. We have been forced to stay sheltered in our houses giving us an opportunity to rebuild them into our home and strengthen our families.
8) Our true work is to look after each other, to protect each other and to be of benefit to one another.
9) It is reminding us to keep our egos in check. We can survive without going to the barber, nail shops and beauty salons. And no matter how great we think we are, a virus can bring our world to a standstill.
10) We can choose to cooperate and help each other, to share, to give and to support each other. Or we can choose to be selfish and look after our selves and no one else. Difficult circumstance bring out our true colors.
11) The Coronavirus is reminding us that we can be patient, or we can panic causing ourselves more harm than good. We can learn to be still taking time to smell the roses or we can be anxious and bored.
12) We can either understand that the Coronavirus is not the first crisis of this magnitude. And like other crises it will pass.
13) This can be a time of reflection, understanding and growth or it can be the start of a cycle which will continue until we finally learn the lessons meant for us.
14) It is reminding us that life is cyclical, and this is just a phase in this great cycle. We do not need to panic; this too shall pass.
Covid-19 can be a new beginning if we reflect, grow and seize the opportunity. I see it as a potential catalyst for giving, creativity and invention.
Very thought provoking! This is something that we have to read an digest and then use it as a guide to bring about renewal and change in our lives. Thanks for this wonderful post! Wishing you the very best!
Definitely some things to think about!