For many of us, working from home is becoming the new norm. We stay inside, out of the sun and fresh air, and keep in touch with coworkers, friends, and family via virtual contact. We watch the news and get updates on how we are progressing through this pandemic and feel like we are managing pretty well given the circumstances.
But eventually, you realize that your ability to “stay in touch” has nothing to do with genuine contact and the news has more to do with politics than reality. The virus is under control according to one TV station, yet, on another tv station, the virus is said to be quickly growing out of control.
We are spreading misinformation faster than the virus and sadly, far too many people have lost loved ones they could not even sit with as they passed away, isolated and alone. Losing touch with reality is a symptom of the times, not the pandemic known as Covid-19.
One has to ponder, is this virus a manifestation of a world so deeply divided that we have energetically created a dis-ease that furthers our energetic politics of separation? If so, it could explain how we have arrived at this moment.
However, if we have created this new reality, that also means there is a chance of turning it around — and I am not talking about the virus.
Albert Einstein once said, “You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” So, if you are not happy with the way things are currently, it is time to see things differently.
John Denver wrote a song titled, What One Man Can Do, in lyrics he sings, “What one man can do is dream, what one man can do is love, what one man can do is change the world and make it young again, here you see what one man can do.”
Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, and many more, started movements raising the awareness that we can do better with a vision that unites more than it divides. One person raising a candle in the darkness, helps us see a little better. If we agree with the vision we can light our candle from theirs, and soon there is so much light we can all see more clearly where we are and where we are headed.
Who will be that one person? Where should we look? How long before we find him or her? There are so many possibilities – Could it be me?
We are each capable of being the “one” who will inspire the “many”. You, I, We, are all being called upon to make a correction on the moral compass of this planet. I don’t think we will ever return to “normal”. Would you really want to? “Normal” could be so much better.
Today, it was your fate to read this article. You ARE that one person. YOU ARE! We cannot wait to see if there is a better candidate for the job. It’s you. Take your role seriously and start immediately.
If you’re outgoing, then get out there and share your vision. Collect as many good ideas as you can about your vision, so it grows with a broad perspective. Excite the people you share it with and get them to share it. We need YOUR vision of hope and possibility to become OUR vision.
If you’re an introvert go further within and find that inner light. Then go even deeper and find your connection to the source that unites us all. Then radiate your vision with such passion that you and the source, like two electrons colliding, emanating a message that can not be mistaken for anything but a message of enlightenment.
You are the best chance we have for positive change in this world and we need you. Remember this, Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, and all the other seemingly singular voices like you did not do it alone. We believe in you and we are all going to get through this together.
I will leave you with a segment of “No Man Is An Island” by John Donne, a 16th-century poet who has left us a great message for these times.
“No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind… “
Jason McLay September 2020
Jason McLay is a freelance writer originally from Round Mountain California. He currently spends his time between the US and Mexico exploring his new passion for Tequila Wine and chocolate. Jason has worked in the spa and fitness industry for over 30 years and is expanding his career into new topics.