I have been keeping up my journal, just not posting ideas and thoughts that might stir up more emotions.
“When you argue with reality, you lose – but only 100% of the time.”
– Byron Katie
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
– Walt Disney
“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.”
– Les Brown
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”
– Philip K. Dick
As the news of retrenchments and job-losses comes closer to home, the reality of Covid-19 also comes clearer. And I cannot help to think back to my first posts. The scenery is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be – yet. It saddens me. It frightens me.
There is a story that the church in Russia had a synod while the Russian Revolution was happening. While people were killed in a revolution, the church argued about how many angels can dance on the point of a needle. Talk about being in contact with reality!
Right now, sooner – or we will not have a later, we need to check with reality. We must acknowledge our fears and we must check our ideas against reality and facts, to the extend that there are facts and that they are reliable. We do not have time for power games. Egos are always dangerous. Now more than ever.
Covid-19 is real. It does not matter who is to blame – that is angels on the point of a needle. Playing games comparing people in the suburbs to people in informal settlements are angels on point of a needle. The economy is driven by a very rapidly shrinking middle class. To say we must choose between lives or the economy is beyond angels – it is a dichotomy attitude. I can choose for lives and the economy.
Don’t wait until you receive the retrenchment letter before you realise lives=economy and economy = lives.
It is beyond dump to work with an either/or outlook on anything – it leads to ever diminishing prospects. I promise you, we will all benefit from an and/and attitude – it creates abundance. And the people in control would do better if they govern instead of rule!
Look at the banner above this post. Look how the diversity of colours enriches the scene. You don’t have to choose between drab grey, or blue, or red, you can all of them – and get this amazing scene. The power of an and/and mindset!