March 17, 2020 / My Writing
maybe the next few weeks will give us the opportunity to do the cleanse we’ve been putting off for months, even years. a cleanse of the day-to-day activities that at some point became routine but not necessarily from choice, more out of habit.
and so here I am, a few days into this weird time, deep into cleansing my priorities, my choices, my foods, my conversations, my appointments, my meetings, my time. habits, good or bad, are really tough to break unless we are given no other option. and now, there is no other option. time is quite literally slowing down for us —something we’ve all probably asked for at some point. now there is reason behind the pause, even a sense of urgency for it.
so maybe this time is a gift, in some strange and complicated way, to cleanse our thoughts and our habits, our outlook and our attitude, our patterns and our expectations, so that we come out the other side with more meaning and gratitude for ourselves and each other than ever before.