Everyone loves a new beginning.
Each spring we emerge from our winter hibernation. But this year we shelter in place to preserve life. Our separate togetherness was highlighted this weekend by the first religious holidays of the spring season, Easter and Passover.
Contrast is everywhere.
The vulnerability of our interconnection has been revealed by a virus. But it’s also revealed our collective inner drive for connection. We’ve been kept physically apart. Yet in some ways we are together more.
As new life returns to the northern hemisphere, we are being asked to confront mortality and evaluate our systems.
Systemic weaknesses are being revealed that we can’t unsee. People are showing us who they really are, if we pay attention. And there’s a myriad of smaller revelations, like the values behind our day to day choices. It’s all on full display.
When things return to normal, will it be a new normal?
Because when this is done, there’s an opportunity we can’t afford to miss.
A normal where there is less waste and more connection.
Less letting things slide and more standing up for what is right.
Less distraction and more discernment.
Everyone loves a new beginning, but many of us need to come back to life. Now that would be a resurrection to celebrate.
📸 Beautiful Sunrise, shot in the spring in New Brunswick, 2014