“Replace fear with curiosity.” Steven Spielberg, American filmmaker
How are you and your families doing/being this week? Life certainly has changed for most people, hasn’t it? This is definitely a time for experiencing the unknown in ways we never imagined. Being present, feeling, and enjoying every moment is what’s real. How we respond to what’s going on will create our experience, yes? This is an opportunity to dream, vision, and consider what new realities we want to create – what do we want to change, eliminate or add to our lives as we can – what is most important to us now?
As I’ve moved through this week I’ve noticed how I feel more. Does this make sense? If you feel frustrated, sad, anxious, happy, or worried it’s ok. I hope you have a healthy way to express them! Maybe find a room or closet at home where you can take a few minutes to scream and let out your frustration! LOL If you are alone please look for ways to stay connected to someone. You are not alone and you are valued!
How we respond to this crisis can be viewed as an opportunity to reset as well. I asked myself, “Do I focus on how awful things are or look for the magic and positive that’s happening?” I’m choosing the positive. We can choose to replace fear with curiosity and creativity. Maya Angelou, a great American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist, said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I believe this is true. There is no limitation to what we can imagine except what we believe!
So with artistry, curiosity, and creativity in mind I’ve looked for positive ways people are expressing themselves in spite of this radical change in daily living. Here are a few I want to share: more people are volunteering to make face masks and gowns; retired military and medical personnel are volunteering their services; helping shut ins with groceries; mowing lawns for the elderly; posting and sharing positive messages and stories on social media; sharing pictures of nature and beauty that abounds there; online concerts, podcasts, and classes that are free and inspiring; group meditations focused on awakening and wellness set at specific times and done energetically; and in our neighborhood parents are very creative with their kids and have painted rocks to hide and when found on walks they replace them with a new painted rock. Now there are stuffed bears displayed in windows so when on a walk, socially distancing of course, a search for bears is on!
These are just a few that I wanted to share and would love to hear what artistry and creativity is happening around you. The great French sculptor Auguste Rodin who is known for creating The Thinker reminds us that, “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
I would love to hear from you and see how creativity is manifesting in your life now. Please contact me through Word Press or at VictoriaBarna.com.
As you know we are honoring “social distancing” at Storm Wisdom for now. I am available by appointment for a phone session if you find that you would like some support. You can schedule an appointment through Storm Wisdom or you can reach me through VictoriaBarna.com and Word Press. Stay safe and healthy!