We thought we had all of it sorted:
That clear 2020 imaginative and prescient, that rigorously crafted five-year plan, these long-term life targets.
It was all going so nicely; every part was on monitor.
We thought we have been in management.
We by no means thought it might come to this:
These escalating measures that restrict our freedom, this rising panic that steals our calm.
It got here out of nowhere and stopped us in our tracks.
All we are able to do is relinquish management.
And so now we cease:
We take inventory, we decelerate, we reassess our priorities.
All that beforehand appeared to matter a lot has been stripped away.
Feeling in management was at all times an phantasm.
We’re heading off collectively into the unknown:
Now we have not walked this path earlier than. None of us have.
None of us understand how lengthy the journey can be or the place it can take us.
None of us understand how this journey will change us.
Surrounded by nervousness, allow us to select to hunt calm:
To take time, to decelerate, to breathe.
With nowhere to go, no place to be,
Allow us to creatively discover this reward of time.
Threatened with sickness, allow us to select to hunt well being:
Well being care, self-care, all that nourishes thoughts and physique.
Listening to our coronary heart, observing with curiosity,
Allow us to creatively discover this reward of life.
Confronted with isolation, allow us to select to hunt connection:
With self and others, with nature and the universe.
Discovering easy methods to be alone and but not lonely,
Allow us to creatively discover this reward of affection.