The world is going a little crazy right now. Having lived in the Northeast USA for my whole life I’m familiar with a version of this type of crazy, because it happens when we’re predicted to have big snowstorms. Others who live in the Florida or Louisiana area would be able to identify with this crazy because of their frequent exposure to hurricanes. If it’s not something you’ve experienced before, there’s no comparable sensation to walk through a grocery store and see empty shelves everywhere. It’s surreal and unnerving. On some levels the crazy is expected because we’re in an unprecedented time with lots of uncertainty. It’s like a normal day but on crazy steroids.
But with this unprecedented level of uncertainty and serious health concerns, one of the biggest questions I have is what kind of wake-up call this is for us. There’s no way that this could be a global crisis with the impact that it’s currently having on our daily lives and relationships and not have an impact on how we go forward.
Wake-up calls happen in many different ways; sometimes it’s a health scare, loss of loved one, loss of job, new neighbor or family crisis. Wake-up calls are important because they help us see what we may have been blind to before, or weren’t willing to put necessary energy towards. They do initially hurt us, but are almost always there to strengthen us or make us better in the future. Quite honestly, most of us need a wake-up call more often, because we are so easily distracted by our daily lives and ruts we get into. Apparently, not only do we individually need a wake-up call, but the whole world does.
What is this wake-up call bringing to your attention? What do you think we need to be aware of as a world? I know it has reminded me how similar we all are, and also how some levels of laziness and irresponsibility are partially responsible for the situation we find ourselves in. What are you waking up to and how will it (positively) impact your future?