I did write about love in a time of chaos previously, but we still seem to be in chaos. Or rather again? Something new to fear has come along. I'm not saying don't be cautious and take care of yourself, but I believe that fear and hoarding don't help. I've read that fear causes stress and stress adversely affects the immune system. Not what anyone needs right now, a further weakened immune system.
It's my belief that practicing love and compassion can have the opposite effect. They can bring calm and an increase in the ability of the immune system to fight off infection. Love and compassion for myself means that I take care of myself and, if at all possible, help my friends and neighbors. Taking care of myself means slowing down, not running frantically around and letting my mind get out of control. I confess to having moments of my mind being a bit swirly. This morning I did a list of things I'm grateful for during meditation because, as much as I am practicing calmness, I do have my moments.
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