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Cleo wade post with phrase "just a friendly reminder - there is no right way to feel right now"

The overwhelming COVID-19

Look, y’all know I’m always down for positivity.

Making the most of everything.

Trying to understand messages from the Universe.

But I gotta tell ya. If I receive one more message about what the m*therf*cker Coronavirus is trying to say to me, I’ll freak out.

Seriously people.

I have received a few “letters from the virus” – texts, images, videos.

Man, I don’t think there is any doubt here. The virus pretty much made its point. And he needed no damn letter. Action, baby. Some people walk the talk, and COVID-19 is just walking his walk. No need to talk his walk. 

Not that we can’t reflect. We must. And that we can’t make the best out of this situation and see the bright side. Let’s go for it.

I just can’t handle another message portraying the virus as an angel talking to us.

I get your intentions when you do it, but it’s just bad taste with the people who are suffering the most and also a HUGE mistake to made God accountable for what actually has more to do with:

– China’s government lies and attempts to keep it low, 

– Other governments that made fun of it instead of preparing for it, 

– People who are AS WE SPEAK in the street not respecting quarantine, and so on.

So… the idea that we are okay that people are suffering and dying for us to have a wake-up call (instead of questioning some of the things I’ve mentioned above) mind-boggles me.

In a way, if this is a message from god, is a tough-love kind of one, so we should act accordingly: learning, contemplating and listening. Anyway… what do I really know about any of that, right?

But in times like this silence feels more golden than ever (not sure I should even be writing this post – LOL).

I feel this what Deepak Chopra actually talked about in this video where he suggests a “quiet mind”:

In the meanwhile, SO MUCH CONFLICTING CRAZY INFORMATION about what we DO need to talk.

I feel like that 90’s song: “You Gotta Be” – do you remember that?

“You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold
You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard
You gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm
You gotta stay together”

Des’ree – You Gotta Be


So much we gotta do these days.

It was a relief when my friend @lauramainauthor reposted @cleowade, reminding us that there is no right way to feel right now.

I guess if it’s okay to feel anything, it is also okay if you want to ghostwrite for Mr. Coronavirus.

Hey, if that helps you cope, I’m REALLY sorry I was so judgmental.

As Des’ree said (and many COVID-19 letters are reinforcing): “All I know, all I know, love will save the day”.

I guess we can agree on that. 😉

Author : Fernanda Sarmento

Fernanda Sarmento is the owner of @mindingwithin, a self-development addicted, writer and digital marketer. With a bachelor in Social Communication and Media Studies and a master in Production Engineering she regards herself as both a meditation and ice cream junkie.

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