Thursday, 26 March 2020

Life update: Learning to find certainty in the unknown

'Cogito, ergo sum'


It feels like the whole world is falling apart, and here I am back from my blogging slumber, in an
attempt to share ideas with you. I don't know if you wondered where I have gone and why I have not written any posts for a couple of months. To be honest, I have been in turmoil - filled with despair and frustration, sick of social media nonsense. 

I just wanted to focus on reality. You know, the things outside the social media bubble. I had no intention to impress others. I have been learning new skills, listening to philosophy, making art. Trying to occupy my hectic mind.

In addition, I also worked in an office for a couple of months as an admin for social services. I will talk about the lessons I have learned from this role in another post. I am honestly impressed by anyone who can blog and work full-time. As soon as I got back from work, all I wanted to do was sleep. I could not bear to research for posts. My brain was like a melted ice-cream cone. But there was hope, I knew that eventually, I will find my writing mojo and come back bigger and better. I'm now waiting to commence my Information Analyst role for the NHS. Exciting times are ahead, with plenty of opportunities for growth.

You know, a lot of things have changed in a few months, not just in my life but for the entire humanity. Who would have thought that a virus would put life in such a state of the unknown?  As much as my life is going in the right direction, I'm just confused about the future. I think you are as tired as I am of these coronavirus mentions. I mean, I just had to. It's the main thing on our minds these days after all!

The virus itself is a shared experience. We are not alone in suffering, let's not forget the whole 'common humanity' principle in self-compassion. The idea that pain, distress - all these negative emotions are not your own personal burden. This situation brings to light different sides of humanity - greed, self-preservation, power struggles as well as compassion, hope, and warmth. I have also observed that people are learning to be alone. Not lonely - alone. They are learning to use their time creatively. I would suggest that you focus on the positives of this situation, so that you don't lose your sanity.

The only certainty in life is that we have thoughts. We have the ability to rationalize, to make decisions and to make impressions of things. No matter how chaotic the external environment is, we are never completely lost. If this virus is making you feel miserable, hey at least you are not a sardine floating mindlessly in a water current. Let's keep a glimmer of hope that life will get better soon.

Until later. Hopefully later will not turn into months! 

Take care of yourself. 

Stay resilient. 

1 comment :

  1. The ability to find confidence will help you avoid so many problems and stresses that prevent us from perceiving the situation rationally.


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