Here at the-Coaching Blog-run by Gerard O’Donovan, our aim is to constantly bring value to those seeking to improve their lives. Therefore we have a policy of publishing articles and materials by guest authors whom we value and appreciate. Today’s guest author is By John Perkins.
NOTE: You can order John’s new book Touching the Jaguar and get a “Jumpstart for Change” package free at touchingthejaguarbook.com.
Wouldn’t ya know! The enemy isn’t Russian, Chinese, or even North Korean. It’s not an enemy that the Pentagon can shoot down with a missile. Not one the NRA can aim an AK-47 at, shouting “Make my day!”
It’s just a tiny invisible thing that under the microscope resembles my grandmother’s pin cushion.
But, it’s got us – Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, Americans, everyone – asking:
When will the Coronavirus crisis end and we return to normal?
The simple and obvious answer, yet one that may seem difficult to accept, is: “Never.”
Yup. The old normal is gone. Global catastrophes like wars and the Great Depression change the world forever and this pandemic will have similar impacts to those of a major war or depression. Except the enemy is invisible. We won’t be breaking any bent-knees-general’s sword or demanding surrender conditions from a bomb-vested terrorist.
The impact of COVID-19 will be with us forever. It will change the way we live, do business, transport ourselves, feed ourselves, and communicate with one another. The only response that makes any sense from a psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspect is that we now know we must expect the unexpected and we must be prepared for change. This virus is telling us – all of us, Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, Americans, everyone – to come together and recognize that, above all else, we are citizens of the world.
And, you know what? We’re blessed by this awakening to the fact that the navigators of space-ship Earth have been steering her toward disaster and it’s time to change pilots and reboot the navigational system.
I’ve been asked to specify some of the likely impacts. Due to the vagaries of local, national, and global politics, it is always a challenge to make predictions. It is especially difficult right now, at this time of critical elections, like in the US, and critical international relations, like those between the EU countries, OPEC members, and NATO. That said, here are . . .
Twelve Likely Impacts of the Coronavirus
All of the above indicate that time spent by humans at work could be significantly reduced and that there is a need for nations to stop struggling against each other in military preparedness, threats and economic competition and instead to recognize that we are all citizens of the world and we can expect the unexpected — on global levels. We need to work together in greater harmony to protect ourselves and our planet. We need to focus on taking care of all people – whether or not they have jobs – all the time. And we need to honor all of nature, our planet, the ultimate life-support system.
Where is the virus taking us? To a saner human relationship with our planet. At least, that is the hope.
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