Reflecting on the incredible disruptions, transformations, and challenges we are all facing globally in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This meditative poem by Kitty O’Meara, that has gone viral in the last week, offers much to contemplate as we adjust ourselves to our new realities.

2020 is a pivotal turning point for humanity.  Let’s all take stock and resolve for ourselves how we can use this crisis to make the very best future for humanity and our planetary ecosphere, that we can.

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”

A 2020 pandemic meditative poem by Kitty O’Meara, WI, USA.