Be resilient. Be calm. This too shall pass…
It is 6am Brisbane time, while Australia starts the day, Europe prepares for the night.
Yet, tonight there is not a lot of peace out there. The National Security Council of Belgium announces its drastic measures to cope with the Corona virus. “This is not a lockdown, these measures must prevent a lockdown from happening all together,” said the Council, “yet, it looks pretty much like a lockdown.”
Meanwhile in Italy, the lockdown has been expended to the entire country. Other European, Asian, and American places have been lockdowned as well. The world is getting serious on this.
Yet, there is no reason for panicking, the officials say. Panicking is what people do, however. Last week in the supermarkets of Sydney recordings were made of people fighting over toilet paper. Friends called me asking which products to stock up, while others are even considering buying weapons.
I watch around me. Hear the stories. The fear, the unknowing, maybe even the despair. Not knowing is worse than knowing a harsh truth.
Many people are located to work from home now, others have to close their business and might lose their job. I am at the same situation. I might lose my job, yet I am grateful for every day I am still on. At the same time, I know I work three jobs at the same time, so I have some back-ups. However, it is crisis in all three of them at the moment, so I am starting another company. Yet, isn’t it vain to work further on a business which might become irrelevant in tomorrow’s world, since everything is about to change?
The answer is: resilience. Be calm, be resilient, because this too shall pas.
Our globalised world has always been told as a high beneficial one, with heaps of freedom and opportunities. Yet, today, it shows its most dark side. With the spread of ideas, and people, of money and creativity, the spread of diseases has become easier as well. No wall will stop that from happening.
Yet, I insist we should not panic, we have to hold on and move on, and maintain our human dignity. Therefore, in the next blogpost I will shine another, yet hopeful light on what is happening. Because every coin has two sides, and this too, has a bright side.
This article is part of the series of Hope in Times of Corona. Read
- how this times of self-isolation should not mean loneliness,
- how you can contribute to this battle,
- how gratitude lights up the dark,
- how united we will stand strong
- on the most util strategy in awake of a crisis
- how I got blown of my feet as well, but caught by many caring hands,
- how being calm can get us through the storm.
- about Love in Times of Corona
- how to discover your own talents
- why we need stories to hold on to
- how you can be creative and innovative.
- how to spend your mot valuable assets in times of Corona.
- how to listen to the sound of silence.
- How breate taking Corona really is.
- discover the other freedoms Corona has shown us,
- about the new-born freedom Corona gave us.
- about another way to exceed your personal bubble.
- about the position of nature in this entire story
- about nature bouncing back
- about the crucial choice between resilience and resistance
- about the game to play
- about star gazing in dark times
- About looking for Meaning
- about what Easter and Corona have in Common
Or wait until tomorrow, when I’ll shine another light on yet another positive corner of this dark times.
Be resilient. Be calm. This too shall pass.