In response to what Jerry and Benjamin (and our listeners) have seen with respect to a decrease in compliance, Benjamin discusses our responsibilities to ourselves and to others as we proceed through this pandemic and lockdown, and also our responsibilities to ourselves in the event that we get sick.
Jerry and Benjamin discuss our experiences as the world deals with coronavirus, and we talk about the kinds of changes we hope this experience will push all of us to make in the interest of better lives and a more just society in the weeks, months and years ahead.
Today dawned sunny and then got dark (literally and figuratively), and so I was moved to talk about the RPE of living in the coronavirus world.
Just for today, I'm going to let myself frame how I feel like this: that the entire world is playing a big prank on us, and it's not very funny, and I wish it would stop. But reality is what it is, and so I am trying to accept it and to navigate it as best I can.
The math of the growth of infections in an epidemic is unequivocal, and so we can be certain that the coronavirus epidemic is not nearly over. In this episode, we talk about what that math dictates about what's to come, in both quantitative (number of infections) and qualitative (how we're going to feel) terms.
Benjamin makes a proposal for expanding centering practice, and talks about how the turmoil of the present moment offers us an incredible opportunity to pursue deep changes in our lives.
Benjamin shares his latest ups and downs (but let's focus on the ups) of experience with COVID-19, and then offers an idea to begin exploring centering more consistently in our lives.
The article from Stat that Benjamin references can be found here.
The shift from winter to spring presages a shift in our experience of universal energy. Navigating that shift skillfully offers us substantial benefits. The bulk of this episode was recorded before we fully understood how radically upside-down the world was about to turn, but the essential message is more pertinent than ever: our health and our well-being are best served by being consciously in tune with the rhythm of the seasons.
All right, I admit it, I overdid it on Thursday--and boy did I pay for it on Friday. I got a bit antsy and I pushed myself a bit too far. "Antsy" is a thing many of us are feeling or going to feel, so that's probably worth talking about. I also talk about how I felt after overdoing it, and spend a little more time hammering home that when we're sick, we need to rest rest REST. (Maybe I'll listen this time.)
Today, I'm going to talk about the energy of the spring equinox ... and also about coronavirus. But I'll end with the equinox stuff--it feels lighter that way, and lighter is good.