Good Friday, Good Neighbor

April 10, 2020

Our spiritual practice is a powerful way to be of service.

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We’re all having similar and also very different experiences during this time of pandemic. Some are very worried and afraid, some are very sick, some are grieving (there are many things to grieve) and some are simply bored.

Some are delighted to have the time to focus on doing things at home, like cooking, cleaning, organizing, and gardening.

The greatest way we can be of service is to deepen our spiritual practice and to extend more Love, more Peace, and more compassion.

If you have more time now, devote it to being of service through spiritual practice and you will have the greatest impact on this virus and the fear some people feel.

Some teachers are busying figuring out how to teach on line without much support, while also home schooling their own children, and it’s just WAY too much. Especially when you add in cooking all meals for everyone at home all day.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife live in New York City and they have 5 children who all need to be on screens at the same time for school – and finding different parts of their apartment to do it. Could be challenging. They’ve been live-streaming from their dinner table. They’ve had FIVE weeks in quarantine now. Five weeks, five kids, in an apartment. Yikes!

I got a report from a friend who is home with spouse and two little ones who are bouncing off the walls. When there are days of rain in a row and no one can go outside, it becomes too much for high-energy little ones in a smallish apartment. There are no breaks.

If you happen to be someone who is bored and has lots of time now, what can you do in your community or for your neighbors.

Maybe there’s a nurse in your neighborhood who could use some help with the groceries?

Maybe there’s a teacher who could use a casserole or two?

I’ve been weekly grocery run for my family. And I’m organizing more ways to support the folks in our classes, having many extra classes, and offing support to many people in my life by phone and zoom.

What other ideas do you have? What have you been doing that you can share? I’d love to hear from you!

Let’s get a list going and see what brilliant things people are doing or could do to be a help to those in need right now!

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