How to get through difficult times

Are you getting a little tired of listening every day to what’s happening with the Coronavirus? Are you also getting endless emails, sales offers, hearing how more and more people and businesses are struggling and how everyone is getting scared of the unknown?

Of course I am NOT saying we should ignore it, not talk about, or just act as if nothing is happening. Although unfortunately it is true that whatever we give more attention to we will get more of. I believe that there’s a reason for everything that happens in our lives and in the world, so maybe now is the perfect time to question our lifestyle and our relationships with others around us. Every day so many people are struggling and have so many obstacles to get through. Eventually this current situation will pass too, but it is already leaving strong effects on so many lives, and a lot of these will not go away so fast.

What can we do to reduce the impact that it has on our lives, and what lessons can we learn from this?

I think the most important thing is to stay calm. I know that this is super easy to say and not always so easy to do, especially if you or your loved ones are dealing with health problems. But always remind yourself that you can only take care of others when you are good yourself.

Check out Peace Pilgrim’s website, and I highly recommended to read her book, which is completely free. I see her as my teacher, like everyone else around me. She walked over 25,000 miles for peace, without any money or any possessions. Here’s a few of her quotes:

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”

“If you will realize that the person who does an unkind thing is to some extent psychologically sick, anger will turn into compassion.”

“Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God; it is a sincere seeking for a good thing; and it is a concentration on the thing sought, with faith that it is obtainable.”

— Peace Pilgrim

You can visit her website at https://www.peacepilgrim.org/.

We should all be doing everything we need to do before we get sick or feel the urgent need to do it. For example, we can keep our body as healthy as possible by eating food that nourishes us, not just food that gives us pleasure. And not just in the situation now, but always, we can wash our hands often and if we feel at all sick then we can be responsible and stay away from others who may be more vulnerable.

Most importantly, we can learn our lesson. We all know what we need to do, we are just not doing it. Sometimes we need a reminder. This time, unfortunately, is a difficult one but we can still approach it responsibly and take the correct actions.

Ironically, some of the things that many people are doing now — such as staying indoors without fresh air and activity, becoming socially disconnected, eating fast-food and unhealthy packaged foods, and in addition having the stress of not being able to work and struggling to pay your bills — are much more danger to most of us than Coronavirus. If your body and mind is healthy you can beat and heal anything !

Inhale PEACE / Exhale LOVE

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