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I choose to gain Ease during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our daily lives as we question our way of living, working and the systems that we took for granted. During this unprecedented time in our history, we can choose to thrive and not just survive.

I thought about how I choose to channel my energy and time away from my initial compulsion to read multiple news channels about the state of the economy, the spread of the virus, memes and sieving through the fake news.

Referring to the PLAY framework of conscious living, I decided upon “L”- Learn. What skills will I leverage and what else will I add to my resilience and growth? To ensure I don’t fall into busyness, I’ve selected just 1 in each category.

Skill I will leverage – my Creativity.
Quality I will add – Ease.

I choose to gain “Ease” during COVID-19 lockdown (21 days starting 27 March 2020), as this is an opportune moment to embrace more ease in my life when there’s so much fear around. My daughters will benefit from the relaxed atmosphere and also learn this quality along the way. I will feel less tense, breathe and clearly focus on what truly matters – love, health, compassion and to fully engage and enjoy each day with body-mind-heart integration.

This is how you can also work with a quality to gain during this new reality:

When I attended last year’s Leadership Embodiment training, they asked us to come up with a quality that we will be cultivating during the program; so the following is credited to them.

Merriam Webster defines quality as: “a distinguishing attribute”. We could also say that a quality is an essential property or distinctive characteristic, “a way of being”.In choosing, consider which quality you feel that you already possess some of and would like to continue to grow. Stay away from qualities you think you should pick. Instead choose a quality that you are drawn to or inspired by.

Some examples of qualities below and feel free to make up your own.

Ease

Clarity

Balanced

Open

Inspirational

Focused

Patient

Visionary

Kindness

Generous

Ethical

Calm

Appreciative

Flexible

Receptive

Creative

Resilient

Strength

Joyful

Discerning

Humility

Humour

Thoughtful

Courageous

Decisive

 

1. Write you quality _____________
2. Why did you choose this quality?
3. How would your days be if you express more of this quality during this period of COVID-19?

Sending ease and gratitude,
Woon

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world
and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

- E. B. White