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Day 447: Our System Lacks Resilience

All the while the world is going through some hard times, people panic, and the news are filled with information about the Corona virus, nature still moves on. I live out on the country side, and it is so fascinating to see the contrast between the information I get on my computer compared to the serene stability of the environment just outside my windows. Nature is simply HERE – as it has always been – and it will not change, panic, lose stability when there are unbalances – it moves, slowly and deliberately to correct itself. And that is significant about nature. It never hurries, yet everything is accomplished.

Compared to nature, we humans have built a system based on strained relationships, tense, rushed timetables, abstract numbers, complicated and theoretical lines of ownership, all mixed with our emotional conditioning where we are constantly in some form state of survival. It is no wonder that our entire community goes down when a small virus yet efficient virus is introduced, because we have no resilience or sustainability in our system. In the country were I live about 30 000 businesses are about to go bankrupt because they have lost revenues for one month. That is pretty significant as it tells you a lot about the state of our economy. Even though I am in a rich country – we still live hand to mouth – from paycheck to paycheck – and there is little to not savings to fall back on when suddenly things does not work as they used to work.

In past times, they had a better understanding that the world was not predictable and that you needed to save and store up to be able to face the dire times. That is especially significant on the country side where I live, where past generations used to literally save everything, which then created problems for the younger generations, as more and more space had to be assigned for storage.

We could have a resilient and sustainable system – we could have a safe world for everyone – it is a decision that we can make. It will require for us to give to one another as we would like to receive – and that seems to be the big hurdle at the moment. We are still too focused on our own individual survival that we are not able to see that everyone else are stuck in the same kind of rush. If we would work and cooperate – we could relieve one another and build security for everyone. When one is strong, someone else might be weak, and when that someone is weak, someone else is strong – and thus we complement and support each other through rough times.

I have learned a lot from this Corona virus crisis. It has been like a mask has been ripped of the face the world to show what is really underneath and how dire the situation is for many of us. Not only are bodies in a dire state, but businesses and peoples private economy. And our current system cannot be saved. It is doomed to fail. And if we refuse to let it go – we will have to pay the consequences.


Day 445: Stand Still and Time for Reflection

Lately part of my life has been circling around the Corona virus and in particular the effects it has had on society and on myself on a personal level. For me this virus shows us people just how vulnerable and connected with the rest of the world we are. We cannot pretend that we are all powerful creatures and that we can do whatever we want believing there will not be any consequences. It is clear that earth is changing, nature is changing, there are now clear effects that flows from our actions and inactions.

The virus pandemic is in part caused due to our destructive behavior towards nature, where we constantly grab more land to be inserted into our economy, leaving none for the wild animals and plants that are needed in this world to keep stability and equilibrium. It is specific that the virus jumped from a wild animal to a human. It was a way for the virus to survive when its own natural habitat became threatened. And now, it has all the habitat it needs, as it has free access and roam to the entire human population.

We really need to stop this notion that things just happen, that virus infections just starts to spread. Everything is specific and this virus tells us that we need to have a look at ourselves. As human beings we have a role as custodians to fulfill on this earth, we could step into the responsibility and commitment to take care of earth and the animal kingdom, yet, we simply have not been able to consider anything else but our own survival and expansion. Thus, that is what we will experience, that will be our consequence. Now we get to experience how it is when a virus, set on its own survival, will duplicate and spread itself, and kill, in order to remain alive. How does that feel? That is what nature and the animal kingdom has to go through every day because of our desire to expand and have more, and more.

Our system has stopped for a moment, markets have crashed, and people look at it as an enormous tragedy. However, is it really that? Have we actually lost something of value? This entire system is not good for anybody. It does not serve life, it does not serve what is best, and there has never been any real passion and drive to create a better world for everyone. Thus, as I see it, we have lost nothing of value. In-fact, this virus has inspired people to become self-sacrificing and benevolent. Politicians are rushing to take economic actions that will save the ecosystem of their countries. People are trying their best to support one another to make it through the crisis and nature is replenishing herself because the meat grind of capitalism has finally halted. Those are good things. Finally some changes are being forced unto humanity.

If we want a stable world for our children, we need to change ourselves, and we need to change our system. Pandemics like the Corona virus will continue to spread and become increasingly hostile unless we do something. The solution is that we take responsibility and step into our creative potential – and decide to make this world BEST FOR ALL instead of just a pleasurable place for a few lucky individuals that happen to have all the money. We need equal money for all, we need a basic income, we need economic changes that put an end to this holocaust, where people and nature becomes the prey of greed.


Day 444: Asking Questions

What is really important? What is really valuable? Why am I here? Why am I doing what I am doing every day? Where am I going?

These questions are essential to me. It is so easy to start moving on auto-mode; going to work, going home, looking forward to the weekend, resisting Monday, and then you start again. We get caught in the rat race, in the wheel going round, and round, and we never stop to look where we are going. These questions are my moment of stopping up, taking a breath, and seeing where I am going and why.

I have listened to several documentaries covering people that have went through a terrible accident and barely surviving it. A experience that is frequently shared by the survivors is how they did not see the accident coming and how they have developed a deeper sense of gratefulness and appreciation of life after the accident. Thus the incidents actually supported the individuals to stop for a moment and take a look at their life’s and what is really important to them.

For me, at the moment, the thing I have realized is that I have a few things that are very important to me. It is my family, my child, and my process of walking to life, and it is creating value beyond myself, for life, reality, the physical, and people/nature. I do not want to live out my life in a bubble, only making sure I take care of myself. I want to contribute to a better world – not be part of the problem – but be part of the solution. Those things are really important to me, and those are the things that I want to build and create my life around. And if I would die having lived/expressed these parts of myself fully – then I would be satisfied and at peace.

I foresee that if more people would look more deeply at what they need, what would be best for them, and what they really would like to live, then life on earth would be very different. And at the moment the greatest hindrance seems to be survival. We are stuck to these survival fears, stuck to beliefs that we are not able or capable of changing our direction, because we are too dependent on money. And then our focus becomes survival, instead of realizing that we could be and do so much more. Pushing through the survival fear is difficult – however – a key that I have found is the realize that we really have no control, or at least, that our control is very limited. When we embrace the fact that life is a series of spontaneous natural changes that we have little power over – and we embrace those changes – money becomes less important – because we realize that the only resource that will stand the test of time is ourselves.

And that reminds me of a salesman that shared how he looked at the word security. He noticed that most viewed security as having a house, money and a stable income, whereas he viewed security as his own ability to handle and directed his world/life every day. And I would say that he did have a point – because what are we able to control but who we are and who we direct ourselves in every moment? Everything else is dependent upon a myriad of variables. And the Coronavirus is a perfect example of that.


Day 443: What We Can Learn from the Corona Virus

The Corona virus. That is what is on every news channel, in every newspapers, everywhere. It has consumed the minds of men. A few fascinating things has happened as a consequence of the Corona virus. One of these is that the economy crashed, which shows how sensitive and weak our current system really is. If we just leave the system for a couple of days, stop working, stop buying things, then it creates massive instability. To balance this instability the central banks are attempting to kick start the economy by inserting more money into the markets – however – it does not really work.

My question in all of this is why we are accepting and allowing ourselves to have and participate in such an unstable system. How come we accept and allow ourselves to create a world where we cannot even leave for a couple of days in order to be sick. And not only that the system is not designed to handle a flu, our personal economies are also not stable enough to handle being away from work for a couple of weeks. Most of us live hand to mouth. Thus it is not strange that this virus is spreading. Our current system is not designed to handle pandemics of such scale. We should all start to look at whether this is how we want to continue live. Because things will get even worse. If we take a look at the past year, it has been a year of nature becoming volatile and out of control. Human beings cannot anymore dictate what is going to happen. The forces are too strong to be held back.

Part of me is satisfied that nature is now standing up and showing humanity what we have accepted and allowed, because this seems to be the only way that human beings will wake up and start taking life seriously. Now when the Corona virus has appeared on the scene, nothing else is really of importance but taking care of one another. The various kinds of distractions that usually have such power over us, such as the imaginary polarities and conflicts between various sexual preferences, political opinions, academic ideas, they have taken a back seat – for once – we stand united to face a threat that will require us to work together.

What can we learn from the Corona virus?

We can learn to have better hygiene overall – both within and without – cleaning ourselves thoroughly and with detail and applying self-forgiveness and correcting any inner dirt before it is allowed to become spilled out.

We can learn to work and stand together and support each-other – and use news and information in practical way to support what is best for all.

We can look at how our current practices in farming leads to the creation of new diseases and how to support each other and all countries of the earth to develop effective healthcare system that can prevent new diseases before they are created.