What is most obvious is that most people are driven by a mindset of having. They believe they need to have things to be happy. The truth is, though, ‘stuff’ doesn’t bring happiness. It isn’t what you have, it is who are are. That is when life becomes truly extraordinary. When you learn to be who you are meant to be.
When you look at the statistics of those who have lost their lives to Coronavirus something becomes very clear. The vast majority of deaths have been of people who had an underlying health condition. They were already sick so they were more vulnerable to catching the virus and then less able to survive it.
When we feel threatened, as we do right now, our instinct is to focus on how we can survive. The primal brain leaps into action and it drives us to consume in vast amounts (which explains the panic buying, of course). We see what is going on around us and on the news and that amplifies the fear even further. There is another way, however. We have the opportunity to thrive.