As I am writing this to share, I am writing it to myself as well.
Its easy to check into and watch the news, watch the numbers, and and come up with theories and declare ourselves experts with what is going on.
The coronavirus is new and because it is new the experts aren't even experts, the government and our employers have never been in a situation like this and are panicked.
No matter where the virus came from we have to rise up and take responsibility for it ourselves by staying inside or respecting social distancing, being creative and helping lift others up or by making masks. What a great time for practicing boundaries and respecting others boundaries. Surrender to what we are going through, be present, be calm, don't compare (Including numbers) and don't have expectations (again we haven't been through this situation before). When we want to compare, have expectations, and judge, that is ego.
We, as humans, are already ignorant. It is just part of being human. And when we check into the news, the numbers, the fear, the conspiracy theories made by other ignorant human beings we are dumbing ourselves down even more. If you can picture yourself spiraling down into darkness where you can see nothing, much less see anything clearly. If you surrender, be present, be calm, don't compare, don't have expectations, take care of yourself (LOVE), allow yourself to enjoy your family (LOVE), be creative and share your gifts (LOVE), laugh (LOVE), and have fun (LOVE) you will lift yourself and those around you up to the tops of the trees for an expansive perspective. You may not like what you see but you will see clearly and practice observation.
For those of us with differing political views and we can't seem to agree to disagree, LOVE from a distance until we free ourselves from our egos, free ourselves from our judgments and find tolerance(LOVE).
When we come out of this, the economy may be bad but it may be bad for most everyone. It can be a time of being creative, resourceful, and of dissolving the shame around money and lack. Can you imagine how wonderful a world without shame could be? To redefine the American Dream into The New American Dream.