How are you holding up under these circumstances? Pushing each other’s buttons or keeping the peace?
Being home alone for a few days out of the week has allowed me to look within; shift priorities and explore the possibilities that are in store for me this year. I noticed I allowed the “small” things consume much of my time now, which at one point in my life, I didn’t care much about and pushed them to the side. How and when did this turn-around happen?
I’ve been discovering what changed within myself, what needs to be empowered and needs to be released. The releasing aspect of it can be quite daunting since I’ve come to a point where I believed these aspects was “me”…but they were not. They were simply a story I held onto…it was as comfortable as the yellow blanket my son carried around as a child.
This is a time of tremendous change and transformation. Energies, thoughts, and actions you were accustomed to experiencing are falling away. And a few people have commented that they feel an emptiness now…not knowing how to fill the void.
How have you been focusing your time? What is it that you’re being asked to let go of now?
PS. Doesn’t one week feel like a month and the days of the week blurred?.
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22 thoughts on “How are You all Holding up?”
My husband and I are taking daily walks now. Hopefully we’ll hang on to that new habit.
Honestly, I work from home so my life hasn’t changed much. I do recognize the tremendous gift behind this global situation though. And it is a gift. To be given the opportunity to slow down the pace and check our priorities, to remember our dreams, make changes and plan ahead for the time when things go back to whatever the new normal is going to be, is a fantastic opportunity. Realistically, life is never going to be what it used to be. It can’t be, life on this planet is depending on us all to make the needed changes to grow our vibration and become better versions of ourselves.
Once change is set we can never go back to what it used to be – and who wants it be the same? Agree with your sentiments we need “to become better versions of ourselves” 😀 for Mother Earths sake 🌟🧡
Keeping the Faith that everything will be ok.
Great post! I have been shedding the nonessentials for weeks now and I don’t think I’ve gotten to the bottom of the pile yet. It’s scary and enlightening and freeing and unmooring all at once. Good to know others are feeling the same way. I hope this leads to a spiritual reboot worldwide. It’s past time. 😉
Good for you! Yeah, so many of us are feeling the same way. I pray that the world/humans move to a peaceful place too (or a reboot as you say). 😄🌸🦋 Stay safe.
You as well! 🥰
I think these two paragraphs of yours are powerful and accurate…”…I’ve been discovering what changed within myself, what needs to be empowered and needs to be released. The releasing aspect of it can be quite daunting since I’ve come to a point where I believed these aspects was “me”…but they were not. They were simply a story I held onto…it was as comfortable as the yellow blanket my son carried around as a child.
This is a time of tremendous change and transformation. Energies, thoughts, and actions you were accustomed to experiencing are falling away…..”
For me, all this quiet time has given me time to declutter more, file paperwork that has been pending for an embarrassingly long time. But also time to meditate more, get in tune with God. To listen to God and his voice. But, to also listen to my voice. I was made redundant in Oct 2019 and was chilling out for a bit. Then lockdown hit, which meant the volunteer work also stopped. I actually have welcomed all this stopping of normal life. It has given me the space I was craving for, for a very long time. I feel myself, finding my self, healing myself, growing, releasing, learning, letting go, seeing with clear eyes and not a rushed life. I can appreciate things for what they are, rather than miss them in the business of life. I still have some way to go, but it feels like the UK might release us soon. That will be a test paper and interesting new chapter.
Over all I am well.
Bella- what a wonderful experience you’re going through! I felt my heart widen when I read this. You’re in tuned with yourself and appreciative for what’s going on. I have now taken a lot more time to listen as well – more time now- to listen to God and my own inner voice – as you say. We’re all on this journey we call life. Much love and peace to you. A big hug 🤗🌸💜🦋
Hugs back 🤗🥰🌺
One very distinct thing at the moment is this…we had work, driving, shopping, friends etc, etc, and we do that because it was all so that we don’t have to really look at ourselves. We keep ourselves busy.
But now…that is all there is to look at…us. And it is opening our eyes, finally seeing those things we never had time for. Empty? No. Just removed the busy, busy so we could see, and the shock of it all, we’re getting used to it and can now see the rubbish we used to hold onto and can now see those things that do matter. Best thing that ever happened to us. And when we truly ‘see’ us, in that ‘knowing’ of it, it has already changed us. That understanding has already created a change, a much more beautiful and understanding one. The world literally has now changed…because we all have…and there’s no going back. But would we want to? 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
Wonderfully said Mark. When we change our inner landscape we are also changing the world. We needed something global to shake things up and for the better. A big virtual 🤗 hug. 💖🦋
Great post Berniece and I’m glad you are gaining time for reflection on what really matters. I’m enjoying having our son’s presence, home with us from college. I’m at home from work, saved from travelling. I’m working from home which took a little adjusting to new demands but grateful for the space I had created for myself only last summer to now work from. We’ve been blessed with better than average weather so we have meals outdoors in our back garden, sometimes I need a jacket or blanket, sometimes sun lotion & my sun hat but I’m loving the freedom. I miss meeting friends and hugging but with 14 members of family at home, next door or just a few kilometres away we are a little community in ourselves and Zoom workshops in poetry, Adlerian psychology and work related help bridge the social aspect!
Life with chronic fatigue did not look much different from this to be honest. Xx
Glad you and yours are doing well! We are social beings ( well the majority of us are ☺️) and being in touch with a small community like yours is a blessing. I connect with my family thru zoom every week. We have a good time. Being in nature/outdoors is a must for me. Haha. Through all of this may we move forward not the way it was-but what we can become. A big virtual hug Marie. 🤗
Zoom is proving to be very helpful keeping families connected Bernice! Likewise nature is vital for me! I agree, this is about becoming, like with any challenge. Warm virtual hug to you Bernice! Xx
Tired, to be honest. Tired. Physically, at times. But more mentally…psychologically. I acknowledge and embrace the good in this period – the opportunities for change. The positivity. 100%.
But I also acknowledge that we don’t always feel that. That the current circumstances eventually show through. We feel the strain…especially because of the physical limitations on movement in our country (which, I believe is stricter than others).
I’m not at the one extreme of being super stressed about it all, and worrying 24-7. And I’d *like* to be at the other extreme of romanticising all of this and completely taking in the positive…but the best path is the middle.
And in that middle, I’m just lately feeling worn out from it all. From over 5 weeks of it so far, and probably no end in sight for over a year.
I’m grateful – of course. So grateful for all I have, that so many others don’t. But I also feel it’s important to acknowledge the strain…not *complaining* about it, or being angry.
Simply acknowledging it. Accepting it. And just…BEing.
Thank you Yacoob for your honesty and sharing it with us. Many people are feeling fear which would drain the heck out of us in all matters and cause more separation. Where are you from? Yeah, this is going to come and go in waves just like the seasons. May we all do our part and come together in unity. Continue to be grateful and being you. A big 🤗 hug. 💛
Thank you. I’m from South Africa
Yes. I remember now. You’ve shown us the beautiful landscapes of your country in your posts.
Yes, all the days seem to be rolling into one. For me I’m finding that a daily walk in nature nourishes my soul. Somehow being outside in my back yard seems to be what I need right now. And inside too there’s peace. Hope you’re safe and well Bernice. Take care. xx
Being outdoors is key. It surely nourishes us. 🦋 Glad to know you’re doing well. 💛