Gratitude in times of crisis
This morning in my meditation practice I was able to rest in the moment. This is a very nourishing place to be because in that moment all is well. The corona virus is a very scary thing. It’s hard not to become anxious when we watch the news, it’s hard not to go into the internal dialogue of what ifs.
Meditation helps me to keep things in perspective, yes I need to take this very seriously and take every precaution I can to keep safe and follow the guidelines. It’s also vital to my mental health and well-being to balance this fear by acknowledging wonderful moments like being aware of the blue sky and the sunrise. The fact that we have had sunshine since we went into lockdown, meaning we don't have to queue in the rain. The blossom on the tress is stunning, the lack of time pressure I have is welcome.
When I notice the small but lovely things it keeps me grounded and centred, even when I need to go shopping with four lists to help my friends and neighbours out.
The very planet we live on is so beautiful and healing from the lack of pollution at the moment. I am so grateful for my practice especially at challenging times like we are in now.