just felt like writing a few of my thoughts on the Corona Virus (COVID-19). I won’t touch on all dimensions of the current developments – that would not be possible in the scope of a little article… and that would be quite boring.
This is a time of great uncertainty and there is much potential for fear-mongering, for fearing everything and every step we take outside.
This is a time where the enormous power of the media is becoming very apparent and what affects one panicked “alert, alert” report after the other has on us. Within weeks the world is on lockdown and more than half of the world population is stuck at home – I mean seriously if someone told you that two months ago, you would have laughed. This is not the end of the world. This is nowhere near as bad as the average news report suggests.
If anything, it’s the end of the world we are leaving behind.
On a side note, it is quite shocking to witness, however, that all opinions and evidence that leave the mainstream narrative (being: the virus is very dangerous. Stay at home. Say goodbye to basic democratic rights, etc.) are being systematically suppressed, censored and ridiculed. This, obviously, isn’t something new, but the as always worth pointing out… Just two recent examples (of many more) are the London Real episode featuring David Icke and in the German arena, the scientific views and opinions expressed by Wolfang Wodarg on the Virus. These episodes have been taken down by platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook. Might I add – it is not about what the people say, it is not about whether you agree with them or not. This is about free speech, open discourse and being able to freely express one’s opinions if one wishes.
We can look at the Corona Virus as a chance to look at our old ways of dealing with our fears, our insecurities, and uncertainties in regard to the future.
There are a number of reasons, yet let’s just look at the obvious: most people are stuck at home and have very limited mobility – we are somewhat forced to look at ourselves, to spend some time alone and we can use this time wisely. We also have fears and insecurities triggered by the news, by the behaviour of other people that we see on our way to the grocery store or while taking a walk (the panicking faces and the overly cautious steps-out-of-your-way) and we are confronted by the great uncertainty of how things will progress, how long will these times last? “How long until we can go back to our everyday life?. How long till my next paycheck? Will the company I worked for still exist, and if so, will I still have a job?”.
So how do we deal with all of this? We face it, with love and acceptance for our fear and we simply endure it, we endure the itch of needing to know, needing to know NOW! As the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke once said: Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart… live in question.
It’s like the Earth, and therefore Humanity as well, as we are a deeply connected part of the Earth, is resetting itself. Have you heard of the new songs of the birds in Wuhan and the beautiful skies above a city once stained with the darkness of pollution? Just look at this NASA graphic demonstrating the massive decrease in pollutants in Wuhan:
Or have you heard of the crystal clear water flowing through the canals of Venice and the dolphins returning? A city bombarded with tourists, people streaming out of cruise ships – off they go to the next souvenir vendor – is actually flouring.
Or have you heard of all the beautiful acts of kindness coming from people all over the world, the support, the friendship, the feeling of being in this together? People are opening their hearts more and more, helping each other, caring for each other. People singing on their balcony so others may not die of boredom or despair. Young people buying groceries for the old. People putting their energy into things they love, being more creative than ever. Donating money, and so on and so on.
And to bring it back to the perspective of seeing this time as a chance for letting of the Old – it really is just that. When it comes down to it we have two choices:
1) Freak the fuck out – panic, and just go crazy. Hoarding everything we have, trying to get more and more for myself and my family, clan, etc. Doing everything in my power to protect me and close-off. Isolation incoming – “Screw the other people, they are responsible for themselves”.
2) Find stability in the midst of uncertainty, be intelligent, don’t lose your sense of humor. Share with people, help someone out that is in need, talk to your friends, enjoy the craziness of these times and be yourself, a little more every day. “Yeah, it might suck that I can’t do the things I usually do, but what an awesome opportunity to concentrate on things that light me up, to face my old shit and be born anew”.
The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with – Tony Robbins
So what’s it going to be? The choice is ours.
To end off with. Of course, you can choose 2 and stay at home. There is an infinite number of ways you can support people, do things where others benefit and so on. Also, of course, it is horrible that people have and will continue to die because of this virus, there will be children without their parents, grandparents, and parents without their children – that sucks, yes! But please remember, people always die. There will come a time for everyone. This is life. Enjoy it.
If you feel like diving into the topic a little deeper than the headlines of our major news sources, please do check out the links provided below.
I leave you with the brilliant words of the late Physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate Richard P. Feynmann:
I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain … In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.
– Richard P. Feynmann
All of the links below are worth looking at, yet I’ve recently found this beautiful piece of writing, the essay “The Coronation” by Charles Eisenstein. I strongly, strongly suggest reading it. It is available in multiple languages. Click here to read the essay.
Charles Eisensteins Essay “The Coronation”
Dr. Annie Bukacek on manipulation of Covid-19 Death Certificates
Andrew Kaufmann, M.D. on faulty Covid-19 Testing Procedures
Dr. Thomas Cowan – Critical view of the development of the Corona Virus
London Real Interview
Open Letter from Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi to German Chancellor Merkel (German)
Ein Standpunkt von Paul Schreyer – KenFm (German)
Wolfang Wodarg on KenFM (German)
Zum Gefahrenpotential der Corona-Viren Dr. Klaus Köhnlein – KenFM (German)
Wuhan NASA Imaging
Venice and Nature’s Takeback