Scientists can now demonstrate how the earth is a much quieter gentler place since lock down. We can now see that the cumulative vibrations from cars, trains, planes, factories and much more have be quietened – the Earth is still. Mother Nature is celebrating.
So what about our minds? Have our minds quietened in the same way that the earth has?
If we are fortunate enough to live in a quiet environment – and are able to put aside all the technological distractions that society has become addicted to…then yes….this lock down is an opportunity for us to be quiet, to think and make quality life changes.
All we need to do is observe the beauty and quietness of Mother Nature after human beings have been removed from the equation.
I chose watercolour sketches of river birds for this blog…because they exemplify for me Mother Nature’s grace, beauty and peacefulness.
So what about families who are living in crowded accommodation – maybe in high rises, unable to open a door and walk outside? The lock down must be a very difficult time for them and probably not very peaceful.
Hopefully this will open all our eyes to the disparities of life and maybe help us all to think of ways to change this.
Given that all of life is interconnected…the more we help one another and work toward the greater good…everyone benefits.
Our wonderful NHS is a fantastic example of this….people working together for the greater good. As someone who was born in 1946, I have been fortunate enough to grow up with this wonderful institution…and again hopefully the lock down and virus will bring this home to one and all.