I just spent an hour looking through web pages about the coronavirus, seeking some insight, some perspective, that I could share with you. Nothing tickled my brain.
Isn’t there some cutting edge scientist out there, like Dr. Fauci, who has a pearl of wisdom that I could pass on? Or perhaps the Dalai Lama, basically the leader of Buddhists around the world. He’s written so many books about the spiritual life. Surely he has an enlightening comment or two. But I didn’t find anything that sang to me. Maybe the Internet is getting proficient at hiding inspiration.
So who does that leave us with? How about you and me? Likely we don’t have the years of scientific study or a deeply meditative life. Each of us, though, has a history of life experiences that’s taught us a thing or two. It’s not our first rodeo, even though we’ve never ridden a bucking bronco like this.
Who am I to have an original idea, something that no one’s thought of? It seems outrageous … but really why not? It’s worth a try.
Hmm. Nothing’s coming. I’ll wait a bit longer …
As my mind relaxes, a thought emerges:
Bruce, downstairs you have a collection of episodes from the 1960s TV series “The Twilight Zone”. There are probably sixty of them. There’s an answer in there somewhere.
But that wouldn’t be my original idea.
Bruce … the originality will be in how you apply the writer’s idea to the coronavirus.
Okay. I guess you’re right. I’ll head downstairs.
I’m back. It’s a box set of 28 DVDs … 156 episodes … about 75 hours of playing time. (Sigh)
Somewhere within all those stories is guidance for us
I will find it