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The superheroes of our time August 23, 2020

Super heroes Healthcare 2020 Pippi Långstrump, Bamse

The original version of this picture somehow said it all. The superheroes of our time: the health care staff that deserves the honor, praise and appreciation at a level unheard of.

The depth of appreciation I personally feel to this group of individuals for doing their best, and saving the lives of my family members and close friends among all others, during this unprecedented time of pandemic is immense.

Something fundamental was missing in this picture though, and I couldn’t resist creating this Swedish version with Bamse and Pippi Longstocking – the kindest and strongest bear and the unconventional and superhumanly strong gal in the world. (I hope the original creators don’t mind).

Let us all be fed with their superpowers in time of need and lets make this bumpy period a little smoother. It is possible. I have seen it. You are invited.

 

What if? March 31, 2020

Filed under: Health,Inspiration — Johanna C. Nilsson @ 5:33 am
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I got the question on linkedin from a friend: “0 to 10…..0 is not serious and 10 is extremely serious…what do you rate what the world is going through?”

My take is this: “Nothing we can’t handle or survive – but serious enough for a wakeup call to do things differently in the future. Hopefully it will bring along great outcomes as well – for the planet and humans. 5? You?”

And I get this reading below back – you may already have read it – I have to share it. First post here in over 5 years.

A blog (some call it a poem) by Gurpreet Gill.

What If?​

There is so much fear, and perhaps rightfully so, about COVID-19.​

And, what if…​

If we subscribe to the philosophy that life is always working out for us, that there is an intelligence far greater than humans at work…​

That all is interconnected.​

What if…​

the virus is here to help us?​

To reset.
To remember.​

What is truly important.​

Reconnecting with family and community.​

Reducing travel so that the environment, the skies, the air, our lungs all get a break.​

Parts of China are seeing blue sky and clouds for the first time in forever with the factories being shut down.​

Working from home rather than commuting to work (less pollution, more personal time).​

Reconnecting with family as there is more time at home.​

An invitation to turn inwards — a deep meditation — rather than the usual extroverted going out to self-soothe.​

To reconnect with self — what is really important to me?​

A reset economically.​

The working poor. The lack of healthcare access for over 30 million in the US. The need for paid sick leave.​

How hard does one need to work to be able to live, to have a life outside of work?​

To face our mortality — check back into “living” life rather than simply working, working, working.​

To reconnect with our elders, who are so susceptible to this virus.​

And, washing our hands — how did that become a “new” thing that we needed to remember. But, yes, we did.​

The presence of Grace for all.​

There is a shift underway in our society — what if it is one that is favorable for us?​

What if this virus is an ally in our evolution?​

In our remembrance of what it means to be connected, humane, living a simpler life, to be less impactful/ more kind to our environment.​

An offering from my heart this morning. Offered as another perspective. Another way of relating to this virus, this unfolding, this evolution.​

It was time for a change, we all knew that.​

And, change has arrived.​

What if…​

 

 

 
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