Special Care Focus – Collective Compassion

After two years of coronavirus restrictions, there is increased global stress in the collective mental, emotional and physical systems. A poll taken when the omicron variant was detected in the United States found that 6 in 10 said they were “worn out” by the pandemic. Many said they were struggling to maintain tolerance and had a shorter fuse for irritation and anger. Others said the uncertainty was intensifying anxiety. The increase in these types of emotions amplifies division and separation within countries, governments, and our societies. The upside is that we can choose not to be a part of this societal erosion that’s draining the heart energy in our connections with each other. This continuous depletion of care energy in our interactions can end up, in the long run, causing more damage than the virus or the mega-storms, etc.