Global uncertainty about the present and the future.
Uncertainty about the virus:
Should we be afraid of it and how afraid should we be?
What measures should be taken to keep us safe? Who has the expertise to know what is true, and who is telling the truth? Do they know the truth? Who can we trust?
Uncertainty about our health and well-being:
Are we safe? How likely is it we will get it? When we get infected, will we get very sick or die? Will my family be safe? How contagious is this thing? How long will this thing last? Is it safe to go to a hospital or doctor’s office when I need to?
Uncertainty about the economy and financial well-being:
Will I be able to go back to work (or school)? Is it safe to go back to work (or school)? Should businesses (or schools) close? Re-open? Stay closed? Will the government support me? Will l survive and be able to support myself and my family?
Uncertainty about how we...
“Economic hardship: Yes, very bad, not death. Emotional stress from being locked in a house: Very bad, not death. Domestic violence on the increase: Very bad, not death. And not death of someone else,” Governor Cuomo.
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, said the economic devastation is ‘not worse than death’.
I beg to differ, strongly. This virus is not worse than domestic violence, abuse, desolation, and ongoing emotional stress. But:
Who am I, or who is anyone to decide which sacrifice is justifiable?
(99%-99.9% of people that get infected with the virus survive, although the numbers are so skewed, nobody really knows...)
The public is suffering from anxiety, fear, and worry about this virus because they have been convinced that this is a very deadly virus and we should do everything we can to prevent the spread of infection. First, we were told to stay home and social distance in...
I am not an expert in statistics, epidemiology, virology, medicine, or pandemics.
I am just a curious geek who is interested in numbers and research. I am sharing the numbers as they were April 27th in BC and Canada. No judgements or opinions. You can have your own.
My goal with this video is to ease the stress and drama a little bit.
I realize that we won’t know how many people have been expose or infected until enough antigen tests have been done.
**(I also added the numbers as per May 2nd, as it took me a while to make the video. See spread sheet below.)
It's been a few months since the W.H.O. declared a pandemic. The media has been greatly responsible for spreading panic, drama, half truths, or plain lies.
I decided to have a look at the numbers in Canada and BC, and maybe bring some ease and relief from the panic and the drama.
I am not drawing conclusions or stating my opinion. Just...
What blocks you from seeing possibilities is fear. How do you shift from uncertainty to possibility, when fear is a product of uncertainty?
BE OPEN and challenge information itself!
This is for the more advanced thinkers out there.
In the quantum world there is nothing but possibilities. We choose only one reality by observing it and making it so.
What if all of the information out there is a possible truth? What if nobody is wrong or right, or everyone is a little right and a little wrong?
What if the information you base your reality on is limited, incomplete, or even wrong?
When you are living with fear, even if that fear is running in the background and you are not always aware of it, your ability to reason and question information diminishes, or disappears. (Read my previous two blogs to learn what you could do about that)
Questioning is for the more advanced thinkers who are able to shift from a Survival mindset to a Powerful mindset. It is for those who are...
Control your Perception
Feeling insecure and anxious doesn't just appear out of nowhere. It is a response to a signal.
What is the signal? It is an experience that holds information.
Information itself is neutral. It isn't good or bad, right or wrong. We give information a meaning, in other words, we perceive something as bad, or good.
Anxiety then, is the response to our perception of information.
What meaning are you giving to this experience of uncertainty? The meaning you give it determines how you feel and how you act: what you think, what you say, what you do.
A way to manage how information effects your emotions and behaviour is by changing your perception. What other meaning can you give this experience so that it does not trigger anxiety?
Information controls your perception. Perception controls your emotions. Your emotions control your behaviour. In short: Information controls your behaviour.
This is the chain of reaction:
"FEAR, STEP ASIDE PLEASE!"
Fear is a function of the brain and nervous system to keep you safe when there is an immediate threat. But what if the threat is ongoing? Like right now? It causes many to live in a constant state of emergency.
When people are living in survival mode, stress hormones chronically flood the body causing anxiety, overwhelm, but also fatigue and a compromised immune system. Chronic stress negatively affects your immune-system and your genes. It can erode your physical and your mental health.
In other words: Fear itself is worse than that what you fear.
Unless you do something about the source of your fear: INFORMATION
1. Mindset and Bias
We live in a time with an abundance of information available.
Your brain's job is to filter information. You won't ever know about most of what is happening in your environment, you only become aware of a fraction of it. Only information that your brain deems relevant to you in any moment will make it through to...
How can you possibly feel free in today’s world when there seems to be so much injustice, manipulation and hatred?
How can you feel free from worrying and fears, free from doubt and uncertainty, free from other people’s opinions and judgments?
How can you be free from the ongoing power struggle between you and others in your life, your employer, your co-workers, your family, or your significant other?
How can you not be a prisoner of your self imposed limitations: the belief you are inadequate, incapable, and you don’t deserve?
And how can you not be consumed by preparing for life’s adversities that are undoubtedly coming your way, leaving you worried and fearful about tomorrow?
Well, it is all a matter of perspective.
It all depends on how you perceive your life.
We live in uncertain times. Too many things seem to be causing fear and worry.
The climate, political unrest, wars, economic uncertainty, threats to our health and well-being not to mention all the things just in our personal lives.
Many of us don’t feel as safe anymore looking at what is going on in the world around us. Looking at the future causes fear and uncertainty. There is a sense of powerlessness.
Lately just around where I live, mother nature has been threatening and destructive with flooding, washouts, and windstorms causing damage, injury, and death.
It is no wonder that we feel as if we have no control over our life. It’s easy to feel powerless and even hopeless at times.
How can you gain your power and balance back and not get carried away and feel subjected to the chaos around you? How can you maintain a sense of positive power?
This third blog in this series of four is about how to feel less powerless in an uncertain,...
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