This week is going to be rough for so many of us. This week we will continue to lose jobs, lose security, lose the illusion of independence. More states, towns, and counties will issue lockdowns. More people will be diagnosed with COVID-19 and more people will die. We are living in critical and difficult days.
First, I want to remind you that we are in this together. We always have been, but now we need that conscious awareness so that we work together, hold together and heal together. We are interdependent.
Second, I want to ask you to consider that on the other side of this, a better world could be waiting for us. Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” The scale of this crisis invites us to tap into a new level of consciousness to engage it. We will be different on the other side. We are developing a new way of knowing the world, one rooted in deeper wisdom that helps us ask the questions of life that matter most.
I have a lot of thoughts about this moment that I want to share with you in the coming weeks as we get through this difficult time. For now, it feels important to simply say – You are not alone. You are enough for this moment. You need not be afraid. Remember the beautiful words of Isaiah 43:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Keep the faith and stay strong. This too shall pass.