A New Perspective On COVID-19 | Dr. Shefali Tsabary

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Summary: The Coronavirus has unleashed a wave of panic across the globe. The fear of uncertainty has crippled nations. But can this positive perspective inspired by clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary help guide us through?


What’s Really Happening In This Pandemic

There’s so much more to all this than meets the eye. There are subtle nuances, movements, and realizations being birthed from the human race that goes far beyond the virus itself. And lack of clarity, security, and certainty provides fertile ground for revolution.

COVID-19 or no COVID-19, the reality is that uncertainty is always a part of life…but this virus has brought it all to an undeniable climax, in the most acute way possible. And its message cannot be ignored.

One could argue, and many do, that COVID-19 is a reflective symbol of where we currently are as a community and as a species. It is the perfect mirror to show us the level of consciousness we have reached individually and collectively.

And we have a choice.

Do we move into fear and panic? Do we only think of ourselves? Do we continue to stockpile our basements with what the elderly need? Is it every woman or man for themselves? 

Are You Pushing The Panic Button?

But can you imagine if, in every moment, we were updated about each and every person who’d just had a road accident? On the news, radio, magazines, your social media…unspeakable images and shocking statistics?

We would all undoubtedly be in this same state of panic as we are now and we probably wouldn’t go out and drive again. But we do. Everyday.

We do because although we are aware of the risks of driving, we have faith that everything will be ok. We know that there’s no use in panicking, we know it wouldn’t serve us or anyone else surrounding us. So how is this pandemic any different?

We’re not suggesting you don’t take precautions. Of course, stay at home and protect the vulnerable. Wash your hands, eat well, sleep deeply, meditate…do everything you can to protect your immune system. We’re not asking you to change any of those behaviors.

What we’re asking you to do is to think about the COVID-19 pandemic in a new way…to even, perhaps, see it as an opportunity.

Don't Panic

COVID-19: The Opportunity Humanity Has Been Waiting For

We have a golden opportunity here to spiral…not into fear; but into love.

We have a chance, right here right now, to actively choose to transcend our ego-based survival modes and grow into something bigger. This could be our time to evolve our entire species. 

This virus, as polemic or as strange as this idea may seem at first, could be our opportunity to enter into a higher state of consciousness.

A state of being where, as a race, we let go of our anxieties about the future and understand that the only way to live life is in the present moment.

To not separate ourselves and turn on one another in a global dog-eat-dog tournament, doused in mass hysteria and selfishness. But to instead come together. To unify, strengthen and embolden ourselves as one species.

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And you, the person who is reading this right now article right now…you’re part of it. It’s a lot to swallow, and the responsibility may seem heavy. And it undeniably is.

But on a grander scale, a scale that’s currently incomprehensible, this change could also be our salvation. Love is quite literally, the answer.

And the choice you make between fear and love today won’t just forge your individual perception of reality and the quality of your life, but the future of this planet.

So what will you choose?

If you stand for love, we can guarantee you will not stand alone.

Let us elevate. Let us rise. Let us unify.

Let us welcome in and spread a new perspective on COVID-19. 

Amy White

Amy White

Amy White is the former senior editor of Mindvalley with a track record of over 100 personal growth articles and published books collectively. When she's not writing, she's probably in a downward-facing dog chanting Om Shanti.
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Amy White

Amy White is the former senior editor of Mindvalley with a track record of over 100 personal growth articles and published books collectively. When she's not writing, she's probably in a downward-facing dog chanting Om Shanti.
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