For many years I have said the “Serenity Prayer” — God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
But, now, five days into sequester because of the corona virus outbreak, I feel the prayer.
I am not in charge of the world. I cannot control the world. I can only control how I respond to the world.
It has always been true that I don’t know what’s going to happen. But now I seem to be experiencing that truth. Corona has removed the illusion of certainty.
The loss of the illusion of certainty has not created anxiety in me. It has given me peace.
A Collateral Blessing of this sequester is to feel amazingly liberated.
I wash my hands, feeling they are being held.