Dan Patrick, The Texas Lieutenant Governor, made this statement a few weeks ago, which you can imagine, has drawn significant criticism. Of course, he was talking about our current national lockdown situation and how it is affecting business – particularly small businesses – as well as the mental and emotional health of individuals, and ensuring that our solution is not worse than the problem.
I’ve been rolling this provocative statement around in my mind now for several weeks. Is there something (or some things) more important than life? If so, what are they?
For me, the answer is possibly yes. And, one of them that is at least equally important to life, is quality of life.
We are given our first breath coming out of the womb by our Creator as well as continuing breaths and ensuing life. At some point, perhaps age of discernment, or age of maturity, we each become responsible for the quality of our life. Unfortunately for most of us, and no one really alerted us to this fact – you are responsible for both the quality of your life, as well as how your life goes!! No one even told us that this assignment was one day imminent!
It is no wonder then, that so many people are not ready or willing to really and honestly fully accept this obligation! We were not primed or even equipped for this hard fact – it wasn’t in the instruction manual we received with the first breath. Ok, what Instruction Manual? You know the Instruction Manual – for how to be successful as a human. I didn’t find mine until I was 50 years old and began working with the Universal Kabbalah! Hopefully many of you discovered your manual much sooner!!!???!!!
Kabbalah tells us there are 10 aspects to life and quality of life. When the energy is balanced in these aspects, we live a prosperous, abundant life overflowing with joy, as we fulfill our life purpose (aka destiny); while on the way, we make a significant contribution to our fellow man. When the energy is not balanced in these 10 aspects, the result is less than illustrious, and we are at risk of living the wrong life – and certainly not reaching the fulfillment of our destiny.
Fast forward to 2020 and Covid-19. A world-wide pandemic which has millions of people on our planet back to basics, living life moment by moment, in our homes, most of us not working, without the normal guarantees and even worse, worrying about losing the physical foundation that each of us has worked so diligently to establish.
So now what – what remains – where are we today without the all the norms we are so accustomed to? First, we have life left – today – without guarantee of tomorrow, next week or next month. Well, there never were any guarantees, were there? Although most of us were not really in touch with fact that until the last 4-5 weeks. Covid-19 has given us the opportunity to come face to face with the fragility of life as well as the quality of how we are living it! And we each have the ability to define and even redefine what quality of our life means.
We may desire to go back to the old normal, but I suspect that is fantasy thinking. I suggest that we would be wise if we decide to cultivate a new normal – an updated status quo that allows for flexibility and agility in our thinking. I know, it’s not familiar, but nothing is right now so why not take this time to dive deep, and redesign your life to reflect the quality you are meant to live? Mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
What needs to transform? What do you need to change in your mind to create a new, solid, adaptable Foundation? I for one, enjoy and am fostering more mental agility, more mental flexibility, more mental openness, more mental curiosity, more mental graciousness, more self honesty, more compassion, more loving-kindness, and yes, even more beauty in my mind.
Are there more important things than living? Ultimately, you are the only one who can answer this question for yourself.
I am holding you in my heart.
Sending You Love and Light,
Verla Wade & The Living Light Foundation