17 Mar Yesterday was a beautiful day!
The sky was a gorgeous bright blue, the sun felt warm on my skin. It felt like a ‘full of hope’ Spring day. I was surprised by how beautiful the world appeared.
At that moment, I realised I had been inside for a few days absorbed by the news and scrolling madly through social media looking for answers. I had forgotten how comforted we can be by the world outside.
The current situation seems surreal. It’s normal to feel anxious and overwhelmed, especially when this event is like no other. But, is your ‘thinking’ creating your anxiety? Are you creating scenarios in your head, about a future that may or may never happen?
Fear can do that. It can shut us down, disconnect us from people, and from the natural world.
I’m reminded of this quote by Shakespeare
“There is nothing either good or bad, it’s thinking that makes it so.”
We are all anxious. Wondering what will happen. But we can’t solve things in this way.
Yes, take the necessary precautions; buy what you need. Do what you need to do, but don’t get sucked into thinking that ‘thinking will get you out of this situation.’ No amount of thinking will do that.
What I realised yesterday was that being stuck inside the house, stuck inside my head wasn’t helping me. Taking those few steps into the world, being out amongst nature, and breathing deeply into my soul … helped me to see things in perspective.
Today, take a walk outside; if only in your back yard. Sit for a bit and let the warmth of the sun comfort your weary bones and your aching heart.
Do it today … because tomorrow may be cold and wet, after all, it is Melbourne!