Fear is a liar.
I’m late getting this blog to Kim, I should have written it on Monday…but all week I have racked my brain trying to think of what would be the best thing to say to all of you in the middle of craziness and panic the likes of which I have not seen since 9-11-2001.
I wake up every morning right now thinking okay what is the damage report out there and how can I help? UGH. It is hard to know what to do to help people stop feeding fear and panic when everywhere I look someone is working overtime to stir it up.
This morning I settled upon entitling this conversation “fear is a liar”—because I feel like tackling that and breaking it down for you might be the best way that I can help right now.
In all of the conversations that I have been having with you guys since 2014, I am ALWAYS talking about not letting your mind take you ‘down the rabbit hole’ into fear-based, panic-stricken thinking and this situation in the world right now is no different. DO NOT go down into the rabbit hole of “what-ifs” deal and respond to facts and situations that are in front of you—don’t dwell on what will be happening 6 weeks from now. Deal with what’s in front of your face and RESPOND to it like a level-headed adult, don’t react.
Fact check information that is being given to you, compare stories you are hearing…and above all follow your intuition, listen to your gut. Parents have intuition that is fine-tuned, we have to. TRUST IT. If you feel like you should cancel something– do it, if you feel like you want to avoid a place—honor that. I read countless stories after 9-11 of people that had a feeling to not get on a particular plane or not go into work that day etc. I firmly believe that we all have an internal warning system, the problem is most people are not paying attention to it or they are afraid to follow it. Screw that—hear me when I say this to you it is important right now—- TRUST YOUR GUT. Period.
It doesn’t matter what opinions people have of you right now, it matters that you do what you feel is right to protect you and your family. Trust your instincts, I cannot say this enough.
Remember that what you focus on you will create, so limit your exposure to the news and all the social media shit etc— stay informed but don’t overload yourself with doom and gloom—remember that there is good in everything somewhere even when we cannot see. To my fellow Prayer Warriors out there—keep praying for this situation—the world needs us.
Focus on what IS good, focus on what IS working, focus on helping other people and bringing some LIGHT into this situation wherever you can.
Stay aware, pay attention and stay safe. I will be live on Sunday for Coffee Chat at 10am est—until then know that I am praying for all of you and praying for all people— I am a stand for good and LIGHT in all of this.
Sending my love, N.