There is a glimmer of hope. As all of the chaos, the hysteria and the fear looms dominant in our spheres of influence, and mindfulness gives way to absent reaction, it gives us a great perspective on humanity's disconnect from the Earth, from community, from love, compassion, and sensibility. It is clear that we are ill- prepared to deal with inconvenience, much less threat. As we witness the fight to carve out our share of finite resource without thought or care of our fellow person it becomes clear that our current lifestyles are unsustainable.
So where is that hope we mentioned? Well, we have to believe that this pandemic, and this pandemonium, will be the strongest of medicine (in fact, we believe this is true of the threat of climate change as well). What if we learn that in sharing resources, looking out for each other, staying calm and rational in the face of adversity, we create a culture that is stronger for standing together? What if we learn that using less and doing more is exponentially more viable than the current opposite? What if we learn that resources are finite and that we need to not only be mindful of it, but grateful for what we have? What if this gives rise to a wave of action to protect what resources we have? What if we learn to live in the heart space? What if we learn to thrive with less? What if we see the immense positive impact on the environment from staying home, travelling less, consuming less, and being supportive, caring, respectful and present with one another? What if we become more connected to our loved ones and to our place? What if this is the event that opens all the eyes, all the hearts? What if this is the awakening? In all of this lies hope. Tons of it.
We see this hope clearly in you, the Sustain family. In these intense days you are proving to be leaders. The conversations we are having with you are so gilded with conscious understanding, trust, compassion, reason, calm, grace and heart. It is times like this that we feel so fulfilled by the community we are a part of - you guys are the light.....the glimmer of hope.
Thank you from all of us at Sustain.
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