Much of the world is sitting home, surfing the web, and avoiding the war waged outside their doors. Who could have imagined the fallout from this tsunami, created not by a diabolical dictator but a minuscule virus? Like the nemesis in a James Bond movie that actually gets his way, we are left trapped and fearful with our worlds turned upside down.
We can and will count the costs and feel the effects of this horrible pandemic. And yet we can also use this time to take stock, hunker down and regroup. We can choose to focus on the good things in our lives. We can let go of what we thought we needed to be happy and relish all that we do have. We can pretend that we have withdrawn to a small cave in the Himalayas for that meditation retreat we never knew we wanted. Or not.