The times we are facing as a collective is unsettling to say the least – it’s unpredictable, there are no promises or enough research to tell us how, why or what will happen in the time ahead.
We don’t have the answers to these questions, but we see and recognise each and every one of you – thank you for being here and know that whatever stress’s you are facing you can overcome and will overcome.
This morning I read an interpretation from Chelsea Y. on Instagram and it brought me a sense of clarity and peace, I hope it does so for you too:
“ I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa. For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, or re-connection, easy in flip-flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial and family crisis. For some that live alone they’re facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest and time with their mother, father, sons and daughters… So friends, we are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different. Each of us WILL emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing. We are all on different ships during this storm experiencing a very different journey.”
I think the reason I found these parts of her post so meaningful is that there are no answers, but there is a collective understanding of the ‘storm’ we are facing. “Each of us will emerge in our own way from this storm”, this was the most impactful for me - it is easy to get lost in our own thoughts and experiences of the situations we face but I urge you to remember that you may have your own boat, yes, but for the first time in a long time we all face the same challenge, a mutual external force which should and must not pin one group against the other, but rather join people (metaphorically anyway) in a shared experience. We may not share the exact same circumstances but we will all emerge from this.
I want to remind you of Ubuntu, the beautiful moral code and philosophy that majority of South Africans have heard about or have been taught about. This word is often translated to “I am because we are”, having a strong emphasis on community. You are not an island or a ship lost at sea - so Skype your friends or family, join a fitness or support group online, reach out to someone who you haven’t talked to in a long time – and remember above all else that you are not alone.
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Sending blessings of radiant health