Blog 1656 – 04.04.2020
More Extra Ordinary Times
All that will come out of these most extra ordinary times remains yet to be seen but it is already evident that there will be some changes in the way that we do business, in the way that we treat people, and in the way that we set our priorities. I, for one, hope that we reevaluate what I think for many of us has become our top priority – profits, and instead begin to prioritize more and more “the greater good” as our main goal.
There is of course the possibility that fear and uncertainties will continued to be used by the puppet-masters to promote nationalism and isolationism – “us” against “them” -ism, but it does not have to be so. We are many, and I hope soon all of us, staying apart to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus but there will at some point, hopefully in the not too distant future, be an all-clear sounded so we can get back to work and come together again. When we do, I hope it is with a greater appreciation of our differences and similarities and a renewed hope to make not just our neighborhood, our city, our state, our county, our province, our country, but our whole world, great again and not just for a few but for everyone in it.
There are so many heroic stories coming out of this pandemic but still some of greed, manipulation, hoarding, and jockeying for profit, power, and preeminence, not our most glowing human traits and desires, but some of ego’s favorites. We are bigger and better than that and all the new rules, the new norms should and could reflect that more. Justice, liberty, equality, and equity could become more real and less just slogans we like to tout.
It is my most heart-felt intention during these extra ordinary times that I and all of us allow ourselves to live, love, and believe more extra ordinarily than we ever have and that we, each of us, turn “United We Stand” into not just a local slogan but a universal cry as the greater good is meant for us all not just a privileged, chosen few.
I whisper and shout it as a prayer. Amen, may we all endeavor to make it so.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
It is never enough to point out a problem, we must become the solution.