It is rather surreal to suddenly press the pause button on your active life and withdraw, sheltering in place. How strange it is to be immersed in this different reality, as though you have slipped through a portal into an alternate universe. We are adaptable creatures. Can you stand in this “new” reality with curiosity and presence?
In mindful presence,
I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.
—Nothing happens? Or has everything happened,
and are we standing now, quietly, in the new life?
—Juan Ramon Jimenez