Together We Can Get Through This! There has been so much chaos and change in the last few days. I can still hear the feed state that this is an “unprecedented and fluid” time, and that “schools are closed indefinitely.” Our world will never be the same after this. I can imagine that we all will remember where we were when we heard the news.
I was on a call today where one of the members was talking about being in survival mode now. We are all in some sort of survival mode as we figure out life and what this new normal is for us all. I never thought of it as survival at all. It’s about adapting. We all need to adapt and adjust to this new normal and find the way that it fits for us. It won’t be like this forever, it even might get worse before it gets better… But it will get better. It will. And when it does lets’ set ourselves up for success. In all of the chaos lets not forget the big picture. We are at a time where we can reset. Our mind, our spirits, our hearts. To come out whole.
Let us not forget the fundamental truth, what we focus on expands. Let’s keep making sure we focus on space between the trees, not the trees. What is space between the trees for you? What is it that makes your heart sing when you sit in silence? What is it that when you stand still makes your heart beat faster at the thought? With this reset we can create, create a future, create a life, create relationships that we never knew possible. It won’t always be easy. But if it is what your heart desires. It will be worth it.
This whole experience has reminded me of a conference I attended with Dr. Paul Stoltz and The Adversity Quotient. In that conference he mentioned that a person’s resiliency is based on 4 C.O.R.E. dimensions.
the degree to which you perceive control over the situation. The more someone has control, the more they will act.
the degree to which a person perceives ownership of the outcome. The more that they step into owning what they can control, the more they will act.
the degree to which it affects someone. If someone can departmentalize an adversity the more it won’t affect every area of their life.
the degree to which we see the adversity lasting. If someone can keep the attitude of this too shall pass, the more hope they can keep with them.
I do have hope. I am sure some will call it naïve, and that is ok. This will be more than a recession, the banks are predicting a depression. Which is why they are telling us to stay liquid and to defer our payments as we need to keep cash flow available.
When I heard that I googled it right away… A depression is a 10% decline in GDP… Well with the world stopping there definitely will be a decrease of more then that. But there was no timeline for how long it has to last. As much as the word is scary and made my heart pulse when I heard it, we can get through this. That word for me is the tree.
The speed of which we rebound is based on consumer confidence. We need to believe that it will get better. We need to have small businesses bounce back after this. They are 98% of the economy. They are what most of our jobs come from.
That is the space between the trees for me. Knowing that this is what will shorten our time in this moment, is my confidence that it will get better. That is in my control, I can take ownership of my thoughts and ownership in knowing that it will get better.
We are not meant to be solitude. We are meant to be a community, to have a tribe. To be together. We are relationship beings. When in time of need, look for helpers. There are so many helpers, and if you can’t find one, be one. The hand that gives, gathers. Lets gather together in hope.
In hope for a new tomorrow, in a better world. No matter race, religion, gender, we are all affected by this. I hope that that heeds a new perception, that we are all equal. We are all in this together.
Until the dust settles and we see what is before us in this new world, because that is what it will be. I hope that you can reflect on your C.O.R.E. in the face of adversity. Focus on what you can take control of, take ownership of it, don’t let it affect your children (Reach), and know it won’t last forever.
If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I am here for you. From running to the store to get you milk if you are in quarantine, or self isolation. Or to chat to keep from loneliness. I am here for you! Together We Can Get Through This!
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