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Why all of this is a blessing

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posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:01 PM
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We are being handed a chance by life and the very Earth itself to get our act straight. Individually and collectively. I’ve noticed a huge change in the circles I travel in of people becoming more in tune with themselves and nature. Spiritually and physically. People are eating better, thinking better, and living more consciously.

We needed this timeout. I think most people have lived lives so busy and full of playing into the system that they forgot who we really are and what we’re here for. We didn’t arrive on this Earth to spend our lives slaving away chasing some idea of life. We’re here to live a life. Not chase a substitution for it.

Use this time to work on yourself. Pay attention to the thoughts you give attention to. And why. Pay attention to what you eat. What you say. Think deeper about who you are. Heal those parts of yourself that are damaged. We all have the ability to come out of this better than we were before, spiritually, mentally and physically. It’s up to each of us whether we come out of this changed and better, or just go back to the same old ways of thinking that got us here in the first place.

We needed this time out. And the universe provided it. Don’t waste it.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Not trying to sound trite but I think in a couple months we may be looking back at these weeks as if they were paradise.

I agree with your post though to make the best of it.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

On a personal, familial and local level I agree.

On an international governance level...its vastly different due to the global 1% and their greed.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:07 PM
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The price is too high...



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Been thinking like this for several days now. Why in the hell would anyone
want to go back to the rat race we were before Corvid 19. The traffic jams
Houses that take a life time to pay for and then the gov grabs them if you
die. I hope that world dies.

I agree

SnF
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posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:17 PM
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What about the people who lost their jobs or business?
Have no hope for paying their bills and providing for themselves and their families?
Those people may not see this as such a great opportunity.

a reply to: underwerks



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

I wouldn't call it a blessing by any means but I would call it a 'Wake Up Call" for self sufficiency and preparedness. I have discovered large holes in my preparations and after this is over, I will be correcting those deficiencies.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:22 PM
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originally posted by: carsforkids
a reply to: underwerks

Been thinking like this for several days now. Why in the hell would anyone
want to go back to the rat race we were before Corvid 19. The traffic jams
Houses that take a life time to pay for and then the gov grabs them if you
die. I hope that world dies.

I agree


Ahaha! Instead of paying to own a house, you'll own nothing. Instead of traffic jams, you'll walk. Instead of a working, you'll be lucky to work.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:22 PM
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We needed this time out. And the universe provided it. Don’t waste it.


I didn't need this time out. I need to work! I can get all the spiritual, mental and physical benefits, and still work.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:27 PM
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Ahaha! Instead of paying to own a house, you'll own nothing. Instead of traffic jams, you'll walk. Instead of a working, you'll be lucky to work.


Ahahaha hah! I drive truck!

Pull'n into LA on the 5 has never been better!


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posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:33 PM
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True infolurker, but we have always heard how many are just a paycheck away from disaster or a month away from major problems if we lose our income and how irresponsible that was, well it turns out our small and large businesses can not survive for a month or two without their revenue.
Who would have seen this calamity coming? Businesses can't survive without revenue and people can't survive without income.
Some see this as a blessing?
We can agree to disagree.


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posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: fringeofthefringe
What about the people who lost their jobs or business?
Have no hope for paying their bills and providing for themselves and their families?
Those people may not see this as such a great opportunity.

a reply to: underwerks



It’s all about perspective. And it’s up to you.

You can either let that dredge up negative emotions and allow it to manifest negative things in your life or you can use it to build something positive. I’ve lost everything and got it back numerous times. Things are just things, and we will survive and move on no matter what happens.

All that matters is how you handle it and carry it.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:35 PM
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Who would have seen this calamity coming? Businesses can't survive without revenue and people can't survive without income. Some see this as a blessing? We can agree to disagree.


I don’t believe income should be the driving factor in anyone’s life. People will make it through. And hopefully some will realize that the quest to make money isn’t what this life is about.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:38 PM
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Tell that to someone with rapidly dwindling bank account, no means of replenishing it, bills to pay to keep a roof over the heads of his or her family ...

It's an easy thing to let go when you don't have anyone who depends on you.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: fringeofthefringe


Who would have seen this calamity coming? Businesses can't survive without revenue and people can't survive without income. Some see this as a blessing? We can agree to disagree.


I don’t believe income should be the driving factor in anyone’s life. People will make it through. And hopefully some will realize that the quest to make money isn’t what this life is about.


I don't view my work as simply income and the quest to make money. I love my chosen profession, I love my work community, and I love the end result of our work.

I would do this job even if I didn't get paid....but it does pay very well.

Union Proud, Union Strong
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posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:43 PM
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In this instance I am not choosing to be confrontative with you however income equals food,medicine and shelter.
How can you not see this?
Most people would rather not wait on Pelosi or Trump to get money out to those who lost incomes and businesses.
Hard working Americans are being told not to work for yourself and your family and I would say most of us are having a hard time wrapping our minds around just how that will work out over the next few weeks, months.

originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: fringeofthefringe


Who would have seen this calamity coming? Businesses can't survive without revenue and people can't survive without income. Some see this as a blessing? We can agree to disagree.


I don’t believe income should be the driving factor in anyone’s life. People will make it through. And hopefully some will realize that the quest to make money isn’t what this life is about.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:47 PM
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S&F, OP.

There used to be an old bumper-sticker saying from the 70's :

"STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF!"

In a way, that kind of happened.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:48 PM
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In most cases, it's less about income than it is about dependency. I'd love to just kick back and enjoy, but I have a child. He depends on me to do my best to keep his life as normal as possible.

It's my responsibility as his parent to do whatever I can to make that so.

He shouldn't have to suffer anymore than he has to because the world is going nuts.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: fringeofthefringe

It sounds crazy to say, but maybe we can try and take care of and look out for each other and figure out together how to proceed. There will be so many people in the same boat, "we" collectively will have no choice but to attempt it. I have been poisoning myself with doom porn unintentionally and made a conscious decision to stop worrying and stressing. Next week will be better I am certain.



posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: underwerks

Tell that to someone with rapidly dwindling bank account, no means of replenishing it, bills to pay to keep a roof over the heads of his or her family ...

It's an easy thing to let go when you don't have anyone who depends on you.



Hey, this isn't about people struggling, maybe losing their home, and feeding children.

This is about being so caught up in your own crap that all the suffering around you is actually just because those people have the wrong mindset. This is about OP being better than those people and their greedy pursuit of money to feed their children.

Get back on topic.




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