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The Illusion Of Stability

Jennifer Mulholland & Jeff Shuck
May 21, 2020

"When things go back to normal I will..."

It's natural to wish that things would go back to normal. But was normal really working for us

Further, does "normal" really exist?

It's natural to crave some stability. But what if stability were actually the illusion? 

There's been a cultural agreement that the pandemic is a period of unprecedented uncertainty. But the fact is, uncertainty has always been – we have just chosen not to see it. We have chosen to believe we can control the world around us and predict what is coming next. This has created a sense of comfort rooted in external validation. 

However, the essence of the natural world is change. Seas rise and fall, mountains grow and tumble. From this disorder comes order and disorder again. That cycle is called "life." The world grows and renews itself, and so do we.

During this collective conversation about what life will look like following the Coronavirus pandemic, it's all too easy to overlook the blessings in the here and now. And it's all too easy to continue to put our faith in something beyond us – that we'll be comfortable again when "things settle down."

How can we be comfortable no matter how things are? And where does our comfort come from in the first place?

What if you are experiencing the most precious and vital moments right now?

We explore this idea and some personal examples in the following short video taken from our Coronacare Community Virtual Gathering on April 23, 2020.

We invite you to soak in the beautiful gift of space that we've been given during this time. Let's not wait for what's to come, but rather enjoy each precious moment that we are given, now. 

Where can you find comfort now? How can you create that inside of yourself no matter what happens outside?


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