Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 266 – Live In The Moment

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“Wherever you are, be there totally.”

Eckhart Tolle

Well, Spidey, you’ve gone all deep on me this week!

The world has chosen to give a huge amount of the population time at home, with this awful pandemic that is raging through so many countries at the moment.

Many of us have been tearing our hair out, worrying about our old normal, our jobs, our families, kids education, getting basic shopping in… nothing has been straightforward.

But sometimes we need some time to sit back and reflect, while we have this new normal – and let’s be honest, it could be our only normal for a while.

Sure, this extended home time was not your choice, but now it’s been foisted upon you, use it for your own wellbeing.

We have been granted time to enjoy life at a slower pace, because if you carry on as you used to, in the old normal, you’d have nothing to do, come lunchtime.

Time to spend with your loved ones. Time to recreate bonds. Time to take up hobbies that you never had time for. Time to appreciate what you do have.

Instead of always being busy on work calls and emails, or social media, use some time to really be there with your kids, or family.

Get the boardgames out.

Talk to each other.

Share a film you really love.

Cook together, eat together.

If you can, go out for a walk together.

If you’re going to call, make it a video call, so you can see the family and friend you are contacting, or use ZOOM!

Live in the moment.

Don’t spend all the time taking pictures of what you are doing, because, you will probably be doing the same for a long while, so your camera roll will start looking pretty repetitive after a week or so!

(Though I have to confess, we have discovered TikTok! That’s a fun family activity! I don’t have a public account as we don’t put the kids out there – though they are getting to the age they’ll be out there themselves soon – but it has been fun making silly videos together!)

Embrace the new normal while you have it. I have a feeling there are certain aspects you are going to miss, when things all calm down…

Or better still, try your hardest to keep them in your life, no matter what normal you are living in.

So… tell me, what aspect of this new normal would you like to keep, when things calm down?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 12:34:54

    I am still reeling from the drastic changes in teaching. I have yet to fully appreciate the gift of being home. That sounds terrible, but I am the positive one, and I will ‘get there’. Best to you, Ritu.

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 02:42:42

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  3. Maria Mocha
    Apr 06, 2020 @ 02:04:20

    The aspect that I hope stays on in general after all of this is the aspect of knowing what good personal hygiene is and maintaining it. This is what I hope will continue on in a societal, worldly level.

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  4. syl65
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 21:06:58

    I hope we don’t go back to business as usual and that there is a real effort to maintain this focus on public health and safety. Everyone should be counting their blessings, Sister 💜

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  5. johnrieber
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 19:36:48

    You are so right about the “new normal” – terrific tips to help us stay safe AND SANE as well!

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  6. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 19:05:20

    I definitely would like to keep the increased time with my boys–just not time together spent doing Google Classroom schoolwork. That, I’m not fond of. But our Friday night old movie-watching with popcorn–we’ve done that two weeks in a row now and are loving it! We’ve introduced the boys to Jim Henson’s Muppets, and they are totally sold. If only I didn’t have to work–but I don’t get paid if I don’t. My freelance has slowed down but I still have a job or two–and I need to be hustling so that I don’t lose any clients. I’d love if my days were open for novel-writing. But in the bits of extra time I’ve had I have been blogging more, so there’s that! Happy Sunday!

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  7. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 16:49:48

    Yeah, it is tough for me because I am still working full time and doing all the other stuff over an above. I am also an accountant and keep wondering what happens when the money runs out, the power goes off and we plunge back into the 18th century.

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  8. John W. Howell
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 15:30:35

    I would like to keep the feeling of unity that this pandemic has produced. I know you are going through the same things as we are here. Yet we are thousands of miles apart.

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  9. potatosandwich
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 13:39:07

    Thankfully we spent many years building up board games. Now we play them online through Zoom with friends and family…this weekend all about Blockbusters!

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  10. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 13:23:41

    So this posting could be also a sermon, in a very positive way.
    You are so right, that we have been given this time now. We have time to reflect and recalibrate. You also realize now that you don’t have to be yourself, who is hectic. One is in a structure. Only when this comes to rest as now, does one’s own time to think.
    In this sense, thank you also for these beautiful lines. Enjoy a nice Sunday together. Best wishes, Michael

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  11. carol anne
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 07:59:13

    that’s so true ritu! we’ve all been given a gift, of time. its hard to se that its a gift sometimes but it really is. xoxo

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