The unmasked guy behind Tim and me on a flight from Michigan to Colorado coughed like someone trying out for the Guinness Book of World Records. An annoyance for sure, but our KN95s* remained secure in place.
We can experience spiritual highs watching the stars above or drinking a glass of our favorite wine. But, these are temporary antidepressant moments. They don't get to the root of our unease and endless search to feel content and grounded. But they are reminders of just how good it feels when we let go of illusions and live in truth.
The coronavirus is connected to the extinction of species and human contribution to climate change. This emergency is the result of an economic system of limitless growth where GNP is king. Our “business as usual” systematically ignores planetary boundaries, the ecosystem, and species integrity.
After 40 years of marriage, it's reasonable to believe you know all there is to know about your spouse. You don't blink an eye when seeing you walk outside with car keys in hand and he comments, "are you going somewhere?" Three possibilities exist: A. I'm going to bed B. What you see is a mirage C. I'm taking the car and going somewhere.