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One of the things we need now is help and perspective for processing all that’s happening around us and in us.

I think Kitty O’Meara’s words are worth chewing on.

And the people stayed home.

And they read books, and listened, and rested,

and exercised, and made art, and played games,

and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed,

some danced. Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently.

 

And the people healed. And in the absence of people living

in ignorant, dangerous, mindless and heartless ways,

the earth began to heal.

 

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again,

they grieved their losses, and made new choices,

and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live

and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”

Here’s what struck me.

To be still…to listen more deeply…to begin to think differently…to learn new ways of being…to heal…to even be patiently and lovingly aware of some of the ignorant ways of living that are in me, alongside the good things in me…to create new ways to live.

Isn’t this always the core task of a human being? I believe it is.

And maybe never needed more than now.

And maybe never more deeply realized than now.