“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”Haldir, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
Wake up. Remember reality. Go back to bed.
This is how I, and I’m sure at some point you, have felt since March of 2020.
Now, let’s forget for a second that Covid-19 is a virus.
Let’s make it real, let us give this monster a name, an identity.
Basically, the Monster, previously named Covid-19, showed up one day, risked murdering the majority of our population, ceased to leave us alone, and has morphed into a million little personalities; not anti-social ones either.
The Monster has changed everything, forever. I’m not sure if we will be coming back to what we knew before. Many people are outraged, many are scared, and many are neutral. There is no one ‘ right’ answer to this Monster mess and we know it. I have no idea what we should do to protect those we love or how to make sure we are spending valuable time with loved ones and not spend it isolating. The Monster feeds off instability and we have that here.
Okay. It’s time for some radical acceptance. We are at where we are at. People will hate wearing masks, and others will not mind at all. People will resist vaccines, and people will get vaccines.
What we can do is be curious with ourselves.
Why does their behavior weigh so heavily on my mind?
Why do I care what the ‘other side’ is doing with their lives?
Yes, it’s valid to be angry with people that don’t agree with you.
No, its unessecary to consistently gripe with them.
My main point to this, is to live your life focusing on what you can do to change your life and the life around you.
This whole Monster virus is about love. It takes away what we love – family, businesses, friends, freedom, etc.
We have no idea when our time is up here, and when we are on our death beds, the last thing we want to be thinking of, is how much time we spent, on battling those who disagreed.
Lets try to love more, instead.