Finding a Sense of Calmness and Purposefulness During the Pandemic COVID-19

You may already be bombarded with too much information regarding COVID-19, but I thought I would relay the presentation below from Rebel Wisdom because ironically its focus is to assist us on reflecting just that – too much information and speculation.

Its approach about our psychology and coping mechanisms in this period of great uncertainty is especially engaging and instructive. The major theme in the various short interviews is one of ‘Conspiracy’, but what I found most compelling were the following aspects:

1. The various ways we are psychologically susceptible to finding patterns in making sense and meaning of whats going on.

2. The various strategies we can adopt to be able to find an equilibrium in not only our reasoning during the Quarantine but with respect to how we respond to conflicting sources and people who hold extreme views.

I would be enlightened to find out what you thought of the video and how you are coping and dealing with the pandemic to find a sense of calmness and purposefulness.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

Posted in News, politics, Reflections
8 comments on “Finding a Sense of Calmness and Purposefulness During the Pandemic COVID-19
  1. badfinger20 says:

    I’ve heard so many conspiracy theories. I really don’t pay much attention but just like 9.11 we will continue to hear them forever…it will never stop and every year more “evidence” will be released. I’ve seen the theories on my conservative friend’s text messages and all over the internet. They sometimes get upset if you don’t buy into it. It’s not that I refuse to buy into it…it’s just right now I don’t care…I just want an end that is not going to come anytime soon. I’m not into pointing fingers.

    My liberal friends are going on about the conservative ones. The politics are terrible.

    I’m fortunate to be locked in with my wife and son…with everything we need to get by…plus I’m in a profession where I can work from home for right now.

    You were right Matt…you said that Americans would get pissed about their liberties being stepped on… I could not believe the protests. If they would have done it safely…I wouldn’t have minded…no protest for me.

    • Hey Max, I’m sorry not to have responded earlier. I too have had to deal with a fair share of conspiracy hypotheses. Since there is so much that is unknown and uncertain surrounding the virus and how to respond to it, naturally people will be searching for meaning and making sense of what it all means. The problem is we are unaccustomed with living with so much uncertainty and that’s what we really need help adjusting to.

      I find a lot of sense in your approach of indifference and hope for an end to the Pandemic. It’s a simple outlook, but an effective one in my opinion.

      I wasn’t surprised to read about the protests, but like you I was disappointed to see that social distancing wasn’t adhered to. Nor were their insults at health professionals who were counter-protesting a ‘good–look’.

      I’m glad to read you and your family are going well through this period and you are able to continue working.
      Cheers Max

      • badfinger20 says:

        It really upset me because if they get sick they will put those same health care professionals at risk. I’m all for rights…but do it right.

        You know Matt…I don’t see how most of are not going to get it in one form or another…hopefully the treatment will be better when we do.

        The politics is the hard thing to justify. The extreme left are over selling it and the extreme right are underselling it…I look in the middle ground.

        I’m glad you and your family are doing well also Matt.

      • I agree most of us are going to get it. There’s nothing containing it until either 60% of the population get it or a vaccine comes, whichever is sooner. Are we going to be in lockdown like this for two years? I believe the lockdown is too draconian here, but I’m relieved they are going to start loosening it in stages starting from next week. But as they loosen it more people are inevitably going to get it. It”s about protecting the elderly and those most vulnerable in the interim and making sure the hospitals aren’t overrun.

        I resonate with your trying to find the middle ground. Goodnight Max.

  2. Clever Girl says:

    Wow, great perspectives. I’ll have to get back to it when I have more time to watch the whole thing. I enjoy minds like these.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who found their perspectives enlightening. I too enjoy watching people make reason out of immense uncertainty. I find it comforting to know that people are thinking so impartially about what’s going on. Thanks so much for commenting and taking the time to watch some of the presentation. I really appreciate it.

  3. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Yeah, I agree with Badfinger about the protestors–especially the ones that dragged their kids there! Unbelievable! You’re really gonna take that chance? So weird! And then later when they’re sick, just like he said, putting those poor workers at risk.

    I’m glad your area is showing signs of loosening restrictions. It must make your heart sing with hope! California is still up in the air, I think, though…

    • Those protests were a bad look indeed.

      Regarding easing up restrictions here, they have only allowed for outdoor exercise between 500am and 800am. Today is the 28th, so women are allowed out to do essentials today. Tomorrrow it’s our turn lol

      Have things not progressed as well as they liked in Cali?

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