Self-Care in the Time of the Corona Virus

As many of you already know, our lives have changed dramatically due to the spread of the Corona virus. And we should take note that our lives will never be the same after all of this. The imposed lock-down of many cities in various countries across the globe along with the necessity to self-quarantine for those who have been exposed to the virus, has forced many of us to slown down our pace and to become friends with solitude. And while these are very challenging times – cancellation of artistic events, closure public spaces and the lost of income for many free-lancers- I nevetheless see this as an incredible opportunity for us to stop, breathe and take inventory of what is really important in life.

I believe that we are in the midst of a major shift on the planet and practicing various forms of self-care can help us to better navigate the waters of uncertainty. One thing that I have learned along the way is that nothing except change is certain in life. And that what we may believe to be secure in our lives – is in essence an illusion.

My remedy for these challinging times is to step up my self-care practices, especially when feeling overwhelmed and sad about all that is happening. Daily meditation and all forms of movement help me to stay balanced and happy.

With patience and trusting and believing in the saying: “this too shall pass” , I plan to use this time wisely for my inner growth and pray that I can share and use any “wisps of wisdom” that I have acquired with others.

Stay safe and healthy and do not forget to meditate, because it is the key to unlocking the wisdom of your soul.

On a closing note, allow me to share a wonderful poem from the poet Kitty O’Meara. Do let her words give comfort to your heart and soul.

Peace & Joy!

And the people stayed home. And 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.” – Kitty O’Meara