Perhaps it’s time to envision a new way of being.
It’s pretty clear that the corona virus is changing the way that we exist on this planet. None of us having any idea how it is all going to unfold. Will medical professionals find a way to contain Covid-19? Even so, what happens when another virus pops up in its place? Is the economy going to tank? Will millions of lives be sacrificed to save it?
These are all things we’re about to find out.
While all of this is going down and we’re all quarantined in our selected locations, many of us jobless, many of us feeling very much non-essential right now, I encourage everyone to take an hour or however long and dive into your dreams. I’m not talking about the stories that play out in your subconscious when you’re asleep. I’m talking about what you dream about for your life.
If you could somehow reinvent how the world works, what would it look like?
Using your wildest imagination as we can only imagine as much as we know, what could humanity actually be?
Is it possible to live in a society that values people over profits?
What would a world without money look like?
Could a world exist where we valued giving, sharing, trading, more so than the dollar?
Is it possible to have gifts, to be creative, to encompass amazing personality characteristics without them being comodified? Without having to turn everything into a product or a brand?
What could a world without money do?
Our planet, our people need healed.
How does that work?
When someone gets sick should they get access to health care like any other person who gets sick?
When anyone rich or poor can catch viruses that kill, that can kill hundreds, thousands, millions of other people, shouldn’t we have systems in place to handle said situations?
Are you really THAT comfortable that you want to go back to how things were?
Was your life really THAT great? What deep down did you want out of life?
You say you just want a decent job and loving family… well WHY do you want a job? Is it for money? So you can provide for your loving family? Is it so you can buy all the things that you need to survive?
What if you already had all of those things?
Would you want a job so you felt like you had a ‘purpose’?
Why do you feel like you need a purpose to live?
And could you work, could you do the things that you loved doing, things that gave you ‘purpose’ if that’s what you truly needed without it being connected to income? Could you work on a farm or on a painting or mowing your neighbor’s lawn just because you enjoy the work and because it helps connect you to other people?
How attached are we to money that we need to go back to normal?
What if instead we created a new normal? A better normal? A normal where everyone thrived?
What would that look like to you?
Are you willing to get out of your comfort zone to get there?
If you’re not willing are you at least ready?
If life will never go back to normal then we need to start imagining a new world that aligns with what we want not what people with all the money think we need.
In the meantime, if you’re all alone might as well go F yourself. Here’s a coupon. XOXO