There is a statement that gets me right in my heart, every time I watch the Star Wars sagas. A young Anakin begins the Jedi journey and states "...the biggest problem in the universe is that nobody helps each other." Today finds me in a world with COVID. One of the ideas I had to reaffirm was the value of "OTHERS" during this time.
The misinformation I am talking about is the idea that;
"I can no longer help you, because of all this".
"My hands are tied".
"I cannot help you; I need help".
"How am I supposed to feed you when I cannot find food myself"?
The truth of the matter is life is full. It always has been and it always will be. Finding ways to deal with things is kind of what we do here. I cannot lie, COVID turned me into the Vader for much of the time "defending" my own in a way that was very blinding for others NOT in my circle. It shut me off from everyone. During this time, things have gotten a bit selfish and a bit confusing. I want to encourage every Jedi out there to understand that we need and have the opportunity to do things differently now. We cannot do the same things we used to the way we used to. If you're asking for a fresh faith or a fresh practice, then look no further. Take today to say, "Today is a new day and needs new ideas." You will make or find them and you will continue to seek that which you need. Understand that times do change and the way we help one another has to as well. Take some time to catch up on the misinformation of YOUR path and re-adjust what needs re-adjusting, and see if you can get things back on track, even if it's a new one. Today is a new day with new ideas and new ways of doing the old things. We can not serve others the way we used to. Find new ways. Help strengthen the old one's too. I am not here to preach at ya and tell you the world is a mess. You have eyes and and you see what I see. It is not rocket science that we have been separated. Raise your hand if you have been effected by COVID in a personal way. Me too. With good mentors and good study we can find what we need even if we haven't seen it before.
Stay strong Jedi and remember that the Force is with you always.