How are you my dear?
Imagine, it is only a week ago that we decided to postpone our travels to VN !
It became more and more clear that the virus that VN had been trying to contain with drastic measures,
influencing everybody s lives with immense sacrifices since 2 months, was now reappearing in the country through international travels.
We suddenly realized that it was NOT the moment to add to the anxiety and to the propagation of the virus, but we
did not realize fully yet how “close to home” this situation actually already was and to what extent this crisis was developing here in the West as well… only one week ago….
Switzerland and many
countries around the world are now “on hold”…schools universities, all non essential shops and services closed. People are asked to “stay home” for those who can work from home, they are asked to work from home and yes many people
worry for their livelihood, This is a time for solidarity and common care!
Quite a few friends, but many many others, are unwell now, already are sick and we really wish for their swift recovery
…People over 65 ( Tho and me
are in this category…yes suddenly we realize we are part of the “vulnerable” population…when sending our message of support last week, we did not yet count us in this “vulnerable group” also this is a wake up call ! )
We “elders” need to isolate even more: no caring for grandkids, not going out for shopping etc etc It is a directive from government
We need to show our solidarity by not overcharging the health system as the number of health
complications rise with age…
Our daughter, son in law are doctors at Geneva hospital …they and many other health professionals and all those who care for our essential common good, on the contrary are working double hours
are sacrificing their comfort, their familie’s security, to care for all of us
This is the hardest for me now, not being able to help more! We have 4 young grandkids and their parents really would need help, but we can’t help
them with our “physical presence”
Our eldest granddaughter also is a social- health worker, and so brave !
What we CAN do is take good care of ourselves not to add to their worries and to support them with our LOVE
We know that we are ONE with those we LOVE, our health, our wellbeing, our inner stability, our LOVE and kindness are also theirs
This crisis also reminds us: WE ARE ONE WITH HUMANITY, your wellbeing is our wellbeing! OUR wellbeing
is YOUR wellbeing!
By taking this “retreat time” very seriously, not as a “luxury”, but our most heartfelt contribution to this crisis, and to “be FULLY with, to support “all those who are
anxious and suffer
Allthose of us who "have to" "can" stay home lets use this precious time to develop our compassion our love !
Lets not dilapidate this precious occasion to transform in order to be there for others and to
contribute to Humanities TOGETHERNESS
This is what we “elders “can do …cultivating loving kindness, caring for others in our hearts minds, cultivating connections, friendships, sending our joy and compassion to
Developing Freedom of Fear out of Love