So here we are….. in lockdown #2 for Melbourne. I’m actually not complaining as I have more than enough to keep me busy with the distraction of Lucy the Labrador and studies that not only nourish my mind and soul, but will create a new focus in my business later in the year. It’s a well known adage that what you focus on, you will find. If you have ever been shopping for a new car and decided on the make and model, then you will most likely start to see these more frequently. Likewise, if you start to focus on negative things or calamities, then you will most likely start to see or experience these things too. I know a person who constantly expects the worst of people and businesses that they buy from and you can guess what they create. Vehicles that break down or have defects, dream holidays that turn into nightmares (& litigation) .. the list goes on….
In regards to the current situation, I certainly don’t want to minimalize the seriousness of the situation, but if the precepts of the Buddha are applied, then a positive outlook will support you at this time.Imagine your good health (& take appropriate steps), keep in regular contact with like minded, positive souls to check in and buoy your spirits, reach out to those who you think might be struggling and offer some time to listen and affirm how they are going.
Let me explain…. if you are fearful – then you are in a stress response. Your stress hormones will signal – and animals are sentient to this – your current emotional state. Are you in flight, fight or freeze mode?
Your imagination can create any amount of scenarios – good, bad or catastrophic. By regular meditation/visualization/hypnosis- whatever you want to call it, you can create in your imagination a better or positive future, which your subconscious mind (like a 2 year old) will think is your current reality. Imagine feeling good more often than feeling fear – you still need to to be sensible about precautions around social interactions.