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I think I saw both David Lynch and Eckhart Tolle mention how marvelous this time is for going inward and getting in touch with one's own nature - many people have remarked on this. It seems like this is not just about a virus, but a mass awakening the planet is experiencing. Haven't been able to take up a contemplative method or meditation routine? Now's your chance - some may never get the opportunity to jump start this again, depending on what their future holds. Humans who have overly busy minds should seize this opportunity as a means of learning how to seek the self, and discover the joys of a simpler way of being. The capitalist west has been a difficult place to dedicate oneself to living as a sincere seeker, so here's a chance to see what that's like. Nature is showing us the way - let's listen to Her.
I've had a few annoying days where the loneliness was kicking in, but all in all, I have grown used to the new routine. As long as my CERB keeps getting topped up and I maintain a steady equilibrium, I'm going to be ok. My concern is for small businesses and people who are not in as fortunate a balance as I am. Though I am not exactly financially well off, I am at the right level of "poverty" where supports flow, I have no debt, and I can find avenues to navigate times like this - someone who relies on a family business could be in trouble. I do hope the government learns from all of this, both on federal and provincial levels - it would be nice to come out of this with the strong possibility of universal basic income. If push comes to shove, it may be the only option to maintain a homeostasis in society in some ways. Sometimes it takes a need, like a crisis, to forge something ahead.
UPDATE: This article came up on my Facebook feed, which relates to what I discuss in this blog post: We're All Monks Now