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What we (all) need the most in these times...

Vaccine? Yes. Whenever that happens.

World free of Covid? Yes. Whenever that happens.

But, are these things in our control? No.

And that's what is making it so difficult to deal with personally. I have been hearing and reading stories and most times feeling either helpless or sad or angry or anxious. As I write this, I am feeling numb. My thoughts are restricted. My words are a few.

It must be the same with you as well. I wish you well.

This pandemic is impacting us as we know physically and mentally. I will add one more dimension - spiritually. 

All three needs healing. 

Physical affects the body due to sickness and weakness - so healing through exercises and social distancing.

Mental affects the mind due to stress and anxiety - so healing through mindfulness and meditation.

Spiritual affects the soul due to stories of grief and helplessness causing numbness.

This healing possibly will impact the most and stay longer if we survive the physical impact and manage the mental impact.

The soul is the most intimate part of us and it heals through experience and openness. We can't run away or shy away from this.

So the only way is going through with it.

There are a few things we can do to heal the soul. But the most important thing I am experiencing and seeing is though listening. Listening creates shared learning, opens soul to new experience and healing through this experience and learning.

So, today the most important thing that everyone can do is Listen. And if each one of us does this for someone we are covered.

We are all not on the same boat but we are all in the same storm.

So don't judge.

Don't force your views.

Don't undermine.

Don't keep it to yourself.

Let's heal together.

Share. Listen. Feel. Heal.

Sharing a poem I read somewhere titled "The gift of someone who listens"

Those of us who have traveled a while
Along this path called grief
Need to stop and remember that mile,
That first mile of no relief.

It wasn’t the person with answers
Who told us of ways to deal.
It wasn’t the one who talked and talked
That helped us start to heal.

Think of the friends who quietly sat
And held our hands in theirs.
The ones who let us talk and talk
And hugged away our tears.

We need to always remember
That more than the words we speak,
It’s the gift of someone who listens
That most of us desperately seek.

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