Will we survive? What will the world look like tomorrow? It’s not so much a matter of washing our hands and personal hygiene, it’s clear to all of us. It’s much bigger than that. Are we going to understand the essence and the essence is to be human or will we let fear lead us this time as well? Will We Survive?
Is There Place for Fear?
As I went to school I learned that a person is born with two primal fears, the fear of falling and the fear of noise. All other fears are those we gained through life. Most of these acquired fears are the ones that cause the worst in people. How sad is that. We have adopted something so destructive that managing us causes pain, unhappiness, suffering, and mostly a whole host of ugly things. And then we transfer it to other people.
And then it goes too far and we become a society driven by fears, driven by urges, the lowest, without even being aware of it. There is place for fear, but only if we again succumb to it and allow it to defeat us and to defeat the human within us. Fear made us weaklings who established an order unworthy of a human being. Instead of living, our life is a race against time that we choke on, anxious and scared, unempowered and empty. Fear has shackled us to such an extent that we cannot see what we need, and what is missing. We are separated from our mother nature, her blessings and riches, and surrounded by our specters…
Nature Is Our Cradle
We have forgotten that nature is our cradle, the planet our refuge, the earth our home. Only now do we realize how miserable we are without being able to sneak in her embrace, stretch out on her soft carpet. To breathe with our eyes closed celebrating the air that gives us life. To see all the beauties that no human hand can create.
Only one place in the world is so beautiful and it’s impossible to describe it with words. Just as it’s impossible to capture in words the love and power that lies in these beauties. And luck. Because it’s lucky to have a world as diverse as ours. The world is enough for us to fit into it. And a world that can give everything one person needs for a happy and fulfilling life. And most of them don’t have one… Will we survive?
A Quiet Spring Has Arrived
It sneaked in these days, never quieter, I think. Spring. And never sadder. Not around us, but at our epicenter. We are out of balance. Instead of rejoicing in it and spreading our wings together, we are almost unaware of it’s arrival. It’s a time when all nature awakens and reminds us of how big, powerful, beautiful and important it is. How much life there is in one spring. How much vitality, winging, colors, soft touches, music of our favorite birds, humming insects, shining of the relentless sun, its beautiful births and even more beautiful sunsets, rain, rainbows…
The Schools Stopped Too
And we are in isolation. Classrooms are empty, streets too. Everything is spooky except for nature in the spring. We teach our kids from TV and at home. We’ve been learning about spring these days, and I caught myself explaining to my son what I would like to show him. What gives me pain is that he was looking forward to the spring, counting the days… And then it just so happens that he’s the prisoner in the apartment learning about nature and spring from home, from Internet, from pictures, and memory. And spring is at his fingertips.
Everything that has happened to us in the last few days is big and sudden, and we do not manage. We are aware that we have deserved all this, and that may make it even harder to face it, to see the truth with the right eyes. It was not by chance that we were all connected by the same thing. I just wish and pray that this seemingly unhappy affair will give us a reason to live in togetherness. Will we survive?
Everything Stops And Gives In Except Life
Life mustn’t stop. Although it seemingly stopped, it didn’t. It just changed a lot. So much that it’s still hard to believe. We act paralyzed, adjusting to a life that is no longer the same. And getting used to it is weird and unreal. We pray that life will return to normal, though the question is how much we’ve lived normal before all this. The question is also if something like this would ever happen to us if we were more human and less inhuman.
If we haven’t understood and accepted our infirmity by now, we never will… Just look at what a tiny organism has done to us. And what have we done? Thousands of years of killing, warfare, force, bombardment, hatred, murder, lies, intrigue, violence… ew! An honest man could throw up only with the thought of a brief historical overview. Will we survive?
Many times in my misfortunes and sorrows it seemed to me that this world was cruel and unjust. That everything turned upside down and lost its meaning. I learned to live with it. How many times have I prayed that we would realize how small and powerless we are, especially if we act like we’re stronger than nature. I also knew that our power lies in all those subtle qualities that are untested. I consciously chose the hard way. And I promised myself that no fear would change me.
I’m not afraid. Because we will be the way we choose to be. And the way we behave. It’s simple. When we were little, nothing but the fact that you got to be good and obedient didn’t matter. And later you become despicable, funny and stupid if you continue to cultivate the same qualities. The question is what kind of world would we live in if we realized in time how important it is to nurture the qualities that one person needs to embellish… It is all that matters.
What’s Important Now?
Now, everything is important. We need to get closer to each other, but not too much, learning to respect the discretionary space. We learn to respect others, fearing for ourselves, and that is progress. The number of empathetic people grows because a person in danger understands danger the best. We learn to spend our days together, get creative, and that’s a big deal. And we started looking forward to the little things, moving forward. We are learning to appreciate what we have, isn’t that wonderful. Today, money doesn’t mean much to us either, because it can’t protect us.
We learn to stop, reconsider, get to know and love better. It gives us another chance to peek into our essence and grasp what has hit our nose. Also, we got closeness at distance and we had a great time practicing it. Now isolated, let’s re-learn the value of freedom. But also that no difference will save us now. Will we survive?
What Does Nature Have to Tell Us?
I loved you unconditionally, just as a parent loves their child. There is no greater love in the world. And you, you were questioning the boundaries every day and it was impossible to stop you. Until this moment. How to give shelter to someone who has pushed it so many times? Isn’t it too late for someone who has learned nothing from the great mistakes of the past?
Because every goal you fought for became its opposite. Exceptions became rules and rules became exceptions. There is no world here. Humanity. Everything became somehow broad but still small, essential but irrelevant, free but trapped. People have been alienated, isolated, self-sufficient, narcissistic, egoistic, as if you were preparing for this now. Will you survive? I don’t know. I’m thinking of getting rid of you.
And again, to wipe everything in one move, I’m not like you!?
Although, I’ll have to think a bit more…
I will teach you what power is. I will reduce the chances of you going astray…
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