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Lockdown – Day 32

Day thirty two is upon us and we are now not certain of how much longer we have yet to go.

Our government has drawn up a five-stage lockdown process of which we are presently in stage five. May 1st. we move into stage Four, which conditions are less severe than stage five.

We are not certain of when we will move into the other stages, each being a little less stringent than the preceding. That, we are told, will depend on the progress of the Covid-19.

The principle of the extended and multi-phased lockdown is to allow our county’s commerce and industry to reactivate on an incremental basis.

Considering where we have been the last few weeks, I am sure most of us see this as, ‘light at the end of the tunnel.’

Aside of a fear of the contagion, there is the fear of how we are going to cope, as individuals, with the unexpected financial crisis created in our lives?

Worse that this is the question; will commerce and industry to able to recover the effects of lockdown from an already ailing economy, even with the promise of government funding? Will we still have employment?

Then there is the question that I am sure must have at least crossed your mind; is Covid-19 lockdown, necessary at the expense of the world economy? Is it perhaps another conspiracy theory, with media suggesting that there are those that have deliberately organized the spread of this disease?

The media, in all its forms, is having a field day in seemingly spouting anything and everything, truth or not, to a confused and fearful world.

Apologies, but I cannot offer you any answers or suggestions to the above boiling points.

What I can say, from my personal point of view is this:

  1. On a global basis, or for that matter, even a local one, I am helpless to do anything except obey the rules our government has laid down and encourage my fellow citizens via the means I have at home for contacting them.
  2. I have no fear for my own life, as my philosophy is that, each of us has an allocated time in this world. If my time has come, so be it. This philosophy, accepted by others or not, allows me to sleep well every night. Good healthy sleep creates in me an attitude that is able to encourage my fellow humans. This attitude is genuine and therefore easy to pass over to others.
  3. I do not live my life on a fantasy of what might happen in the future, nor do I have any regrets for how I lived my past, however wise or unwise I might sense that past to have been.
  4. I am grateful for my present reality, who I am, what I am, where I am. grateful for what I have, what is. This is the fullness of my life, as it is, in this moment now. I accept that I cannot look to the future for this state to come about in my life, as all I have is this moment now. What I do see is that as I live in this gratitude today, manifestations of joyful living and peace appear each day in my life. (Most of the preceding are the words of Eckhardt Tolle and is a reality in my life.)
  5. To remind myself of this fact, I maintain a gratitude journal, daily. Why don’t you try it? It will not beat the lockdown, but it will most certainly make it less painful.

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2 thoughts on “Lockdown – Day 32

  1. Lockdown Level 4 isn’t too different but it is definitely an improvement. We can be thankful. 🙂

    There are indeed so many things to be grateful for, if only we look around. I do still silently complain about not having enough time for hobbies (reading and writing), and other must-do, but I remind myself that having a full time job, working from home, is a huge blessing. The homeschooling and chores at home add up a lot but it is a temporary situation.

    Some conspiracy theories make you think. I just think that if you want to “sell” a fully digitized world, you need people to have tried everything digital and how do you do that? That’s just me. 🙂

    1. Hello Anne-J and thank you so much for your comment, positively appreciated by me.

      It reads like you have a very busy life; working from home and home schooling to boot.

      I only have admiration for mothers like you. I tried the task of being a ‘mother’ to three children

      many years ago and it was the toughest exercise I ever tackled!

      Selling is an arena in which I spent a great portion of my life. In this experience I learned that because

      I might be a brilliant innovator of products and/or services, that does not make me a good marketer or

      administrator. Dynamic marketers are not always brilliant innovators of products and services or administrators,

      such is the plight of micro businesses, we are one or the other.

      I am not a digital guru, by any means, but I find that partnerships between producers and marketers

      often bring good results from their team efforts.

      Management of time is another issue. Try this link, it may help you:

      Blessings Anne-J


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