Inertia is our greatest sin

It seems we are trying to make the most out of this crisis. Our desire to be productive is symptomatic of a culture in which inertia is the greatest sin.

The natural world is full of analogies that reorient me when I feel lost. A few days ago I was captivated by the way water moved around a smooth rock in the river. I paused and watched this beautiful dance for a while.

The analogy hit me today after a good conversation. I envy the stone for its steadiness when the river of life flows in a direction that I do not feel comfortable with. It is still uncertain when and how I can continue my nature retreats. I see other people in my trade come up with creative solutions, using online means to continue their work. I have not yet and this feels like I am missing the boat everyone is on.

Meanwhile, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of online offerings popping up everywhere. It seems we are collectively trying to make the most out of this crisis. Our desire to be productive is symptomatic of a culture in which inertia is the greatest sin.

Maybe I can trust my lack of inspiration and resourcefulness, for now. A matter of trust that the river will move me when it is time.

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