The Meaning Of Our Lives

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The Meaning Of Anything

As we sit in the comforts of our homes, time continues to become molded into our consciousness; we observe the hour hand moving ever more slowly as we start wondering the meaning of our lives. The pouring rain outside our windows makes the social distancing situation even more depressing; now we cannot even enjoy some fresh air. We have truly become isolated.

Sometimes it feels as if we are living in a social experiment created by a group of elite billionaires sitting on a french chateau porch enjoying mimosas and expensive Cuban cigars. Can this truly be a designed social experiment to observe how humans interact and survive in a pandemic?

In times such as these, we are naive and doing ourselves a disservice if we do not question the meaning of our lives; the meaning of anything! Curiosity is necessary in order to pose questions that help us arrive at better answers. We cannot simply sit like sheep watching CNN and Fox News every day and accept what is fed to us without questioning.

While the democrats and republicans hash it out in congress and on the senate floor to arrive at an agreement for an appropriate stimulus bill, Americans and other people around the world continue to get exposed and infected by the invisible enemy known as COVID-19. We are like sitting ducks, exposed to an enemy with no defense by our sides.

Society is slowly shutting down and we have nothing but time on our hands to question the meaning of the universe. Is there an endgame to this situation? Will this too pass? Maybe reality has forever changed . . . perhaps we are going to have to reside in the comforts of our homes for the next couple of years!

Any question is fair game during this time of social isolation . . . any question that stimulates our minds and helps us to see beyond what lies in front of us. Even conspiracy theories are fair game; do not allow the stereotype to prevent you from entertaining them. Keeping an open mind is a must, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

What is the meaning of your life?

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Creepy Friday The 13th

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Coronavirus: State Of Emergency

Things are beginning to feel like a creepy video game: more people are becoming sick, less people are seen on the streets, New York traffic is easing up and classes are going virtual. Not to mention that the news media is making the situation more frightening with its eerie headlines. The global markets are crashing and multiple countries around the world are declaring a state of emergency. This might be the creepiest Friday the 13th the world has ever witnessed.

There’s a growing feeling in the air that society is on the brink of slowly shutting down; more people are starting to work from home and school closures are happening all over the country. There is talk that even wall street might shut down. Is this all a master plan by the elite or simply bad luck?

One of the questions that most of us are thinking is why aren’t there any official, standardized diagnostic kits on the market? This is certainly not the first merry-go-round for the coronavirus. What have all these biotech companies been doing all of these years? It’s too late to answer that now; we’re already in the midst of a physical and mental war.

Maybe the plan will be to have all of us quarantined in our homes, with governmental officials distributing food and other necessities on a weekly basis. The streets will end up lonely during this spring, with only the birds chirping, squirrels mating and deer freely eating grass in peace. Us humans will be staring out our windows wondering, “Are we being punished? Is this some sort of an experiment?”

Or maybe all of this coronavirus scare is driving us crazy with conspiracy theories. Maybe the reality is that someone did eat a snake or a bat somewhere in China, resulting in a zoonotic unleashing of a hellish virus upon mankind. Regardless of the source, we were unprepared from the beginning. We all thought that the coronavirus would never make it out of China.

But we were wrong; dead wrong! The coronavirus is now freely spreading around the world and claiming lives left and right. Since 9/11, we have been trained to fear future terrorist attacks, believing that if we go to war in multiple countries in the middle east, that we’d somehow become safer. Maybe we are safer or maybe we are not. But now something that is naked to the human eye is causing more deaths than multiple terrorist attacks combined.

If there’s a lesson that can be learned here, it’s to never underestimate the power of potential biological warfare.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)