A repost–16 Teachings from Covid 19

Oct. 19, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, Oct. 18, 2020, I posted that it might be helpful to list what we learned from Covid 19. Marian Brehmer on April 5, 2020 posted 16 Teachings from Covid 19.

Although all of Marian Brehmer’s points are helpful, the following seemed to be most supportive for those doing a Start Over Success Journal. Number 16 makes me want to spend more time then I do with my Success Journal.

13. Corona holds the potential to be a turning point.

Corona is a crossroads for human civilization. It is the inevitable breakdown that many of us have seen coming. The crisis exposes and might eventually dismantle some of our dysfunctional systems. It also highlights two different modes of operation between which human beings now have a choice: The dominant paradigms of control, war (“fighting against the virus”), domination, power and surveillance or the emerging qualities of love, connection, compassion, care and sharing? We’re currently seeing examples of both roads being taken. Which one will you take and what does it take to embody your choice?

14. Do we really want to go back to normal?

In most places, corona has closed down business as usual. People have been derailed from the tracks of their habits. The grip of normality has loosened. Some are longing to return to normality. But if humanity is to evolve, we need to remain strong vis-à-vis the pull towards business as usual. In the words of Eisenstein, “to interrupt a habit is to make it visible; it is to turn it from a compulsion to a choice. When the crisis subsides, we might have occasion to ask whether we want to return to normal, or whether there might be something we’ve seen during this break in the routines that we want to bring into the future.”

15. Corona shows that rapid change is possible.

When humanity is united in a common cause, rapid change previously thought unimaginable becomes possible. Again quoting Eisenstein, “none of the world’s problems are technically difficult to solve; they originate in human disagreement. In coherency, humanity’s creative powers are boundless.” Who would have thought that almost from one day to the other humans could bring most of the world’s air traffic to a halt?

16. Let’s hold the vision of what can come after this.

How will life be like when we are all back on the streets? How will we relate to each other? What will we have learnt? What will we do differently? During this period of sitting in the “darkness of not knowing,” we can hold the vision of a more beautiful, more loving world in our hearts. We begin to understand that “the system” is not somewhere out there, but in fact we are ourselves the system. Everything we do from a place of love and connection strengthens the field of love and connection. What is it that wants to emerge through me into reality? How can I be myself the change I wish to see in the world?

Call to Action

All of Number 16 is a call to action.  I especially want to spend time listening for and watching for “What is it that wants to emerge through me into reality?”.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

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Purpose: Lesson Two, Call to Action Two

August 11, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Today’s topic is Purpose, Lesson Two, Call to Action Two.

Have a Purpose

Having a purpose is part of survival.

The King James Version of Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” is true for nations, families, communities, and individuals.

This verse means that without a long-range goal (vision), people have no path to follow; they wander aimlessly from here to there; they feel depressed and lost.

To have Start Over Success one must have a vision.

Do nothing until you know yours.

Fortunate is the person who has a vision.

Find Yours

Your purpose is what you are passionate about.

It is the problem you want to solve; the thing you can’t tolerate.

A nine year old Chinese boy, when asked what he wanted to do when he grew up, said, “I want to find a way to grow enough food so that no one in the world is hungry.”

The look on his face, in his eyes, his tone of voice, the way he held his body, told me that he meant this; this was his purpose.

He was only nine, but he knew his purpose.

My purpose is teaching the skills that make people successful. I teach English to speakers of other languages because the skill of speaking English will help my students be successful.  I teach English writing skills to nine to thirteen-year old’s because writing well will help these students be successful. I teach Go Within because doing this action helps people have success. Go Within is found under Help on this website.

Call to Action

The problem in the United States is we have no national vision. We are floundering because we haven’t a national goal, a place to aim for, something we are all working towards.

The same for the people of the United States; they have no vision.

The same for individual’s: without a vision, we don’t know what to do.

To name your vision:

  1. step back and observe you; take notes
  2. ask the Cosmos; then listen deep and hard
  3. research on Google

And so it is.

Barbara Lucas
Start Over Consultant

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