If I had a wish from a genie, I would use it right now.
But I don’t. And for some reason collectively we are resisting what seems to be a truth that we are all battling to reconcile. This thing is here. It’s a terrible virus that has mutated from animal to human and it threatens US at large.
This is not an US and THEM situation it is only an US situation. Humans. Us.
Um, gulp, shit!!!
Against a corona viridae.
And yet, we CAN beat it. We really can. Ask Italy. Who have LOST soooo much.
However, we do need strategies. Now in South Africa we are blessed I believe to have had the experience of the HIV epidemic and the really hard lessons that it taught us. And we are now applying to a new pandemic.
Also we need honesty. More than ever. Not fear-mongering. Honesty and less gas-lighting.
We need community at a time when physically we are distanced. Yet spiritually we have a huge opportunity. For unity. For US. For humanity.
And actually to realise how connected each and everyone of us are. The truth.
Not US and them. Just US. And unless we collectively realise that, I fear worse.
As we hold our breath right now in south africa and some of the countries that have managed miraculously to flatten a curve FOR NOW, we need to realise this is a battle that is going to take a while. Many months, possibly years. And in order to continue to keep a flattish curve we need strategies. On many other fronts : hunger, fear, we need somehow very realistically to take hands, with all of those who are less fortunate.
So back to my genie, actually I may need 3 wishes at least, but failing genies and wishes, what can each one of US actually do? For humanity, for the future? There is sooo much YOU can do, so why not DO it, Like nike said, just DO it. Be part of the solution.
Loved the aladin movie (pic above) in it’s magic moments, we need more magic moments and the humblest of humanity are capable.