A few days ago my boyfriend and I went grocery shopping. The supermarket shelves were half-empty and people were panic-buying. We could sense the energy of lack and anxiety floating around. At the same time, it was so interesting to observe how people react in these sorts of situations. There is no need to even verbalise what we are all currently dealing with in the world. Well, you are surrounded by it by more than an hourly media reminders and reports. Everyone’s talking about it at work, at home, you name it.
When there is something going in our lives, not only in the world, most of us have a difficulty to remain calm and in control. Many people have a tendency to panic and even go to some extreme behaviour that may even surprise themselves. Witnessing what is currently going on in the world is a clear example of that. At times like these it’s important, more than ever, to stand in our power, stay in control and not to get too drawn into the chaos that surrounds us. I’m not saying to be ignorant or not to get informed, but we need to filter the information that has been given to us and don’t believe entirely everything ‘they’ tell us. We need to be wiser than that, and most importantly, think for ourselves. It’s good to be cautious, but not to go overboard.
The truth is, there is so much scarcity and anxiety in the world right now and it seems so much easier to get drawn into it fully rather than seeing it from a different perspective. These days, in general, we are surrounded by so much information, but also mis-information that can easily mislead us. Years ago, when we only had black and white televisions and no internet, we had a completely different perspective on things. When there was something going on in the world, we would maybe briefly say a few words about it to a work colleague or somebody at the bus stop and ask them: ‘Did you hear about this-that…?’ They would say yes or no, and maybe we wouldn’t even give it a second thought. But, because these days information is practically everywhere, and we are surrounded by it every second of every day, it’s difficult to escape it. Therefore we tend to overanalyse and exaggerate.
But there is another side of this too: The unnecessary, humorous remarks some people make about a rather serious situation. We are witnessing this daily on social media in a form of intentionally ‘funny posts’. I think we need to really ask ourselves whether we want to be making fun of it. At the same time, I do understand that those who are sharing these sorts of posts are trying to perceive the situation from a lighter perspective. I get it. My only problem with it is this: ‘I don’t think any of these remarks are funny to those people who have lost someone they truly loved and cared about in this or are currently going through it.’
So, how do we stay calm in the midst of this chaos?
Let’s look after ourselves and protect ourselves and those around us. Let’s get informed, but filter the information that comes to us (there is also lots of mis-information going around). Let’s keep on a positive frequency, trust our intuition, our inner voice, and if it tells us not to do something or go somewhere, let’s listen to it. Let’s be more respectful towards others and think twice what we share or not share on social media.
If you have got this far, thank you for reading. I wanted to express few of my thoughts on this and I hope you found it helpful.