By A.G.Billig
Mar 31st, 2020

I keep hearing a lot lately words like “isolation,” “isolated,” “being in isolation.” My dear friend and brilliant novelist, Cristina Zarioiu, is keeping a daily journal of isolation. There are places—like Bucharest, my city of birth—where people are forced by law to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus. However, thanks to the Internet, people are coming together like never before. Although meeting in person is restricted or seen as a health hazard, we’ve never communicated, built communities, helped, and supported each other as we do now. 

Do you remember the days when you used to go out freely with your friends or dear ones, but you couldn’t take your eyes off your mobile phone screen, scrolling on Facebook, posting on Instagram, reading an article? When you think about that, times haven’t changed that much. Only the time you spend online now meaning and depth and purpose.

All around the world, museums, publishers, theaters, and other cultural organizations give us online free access to extraordinary works of art. Spiritual guides, healers, psychologists, and other professionals donate their time and support online. Some of my favorite group fitness training teach online classes so that people can stay fit while gyms remain closed. All over the world, people gather in communities built around their interests, passions, and willingness to help. This is a huge opportunity for you to connect with like-minded people whom otherwise you might have never met.

No title, achievement, or material possession can give you the joy and fulfillment of a genuine connection with another human being. 

Although we’re an ocean apart, not a day goes by without me calling my mom, sometimes even twice. It’s not just that I want to make sure she’s well, but I also enjoy wishing her good morning and good night. I confess we were never this close, and our mutual love blossomed. Talking to my friends a couple of times a week also became a priority as well as checking on other people who touched my life somehow. There are millions out there doing the same.

You can finally make time for yourself to remember who we are beyond our ego, job, social status, bank account, and even clothes. Being isolated from our true authentic self, ignoring your passions, heart calling and life purpose is a punishment most of us used to inflict upon ourselves. Now, your true authentic self is no longer isolated, confined within the cold walls of fearful thoughts and to-do lists. It can finally rise and shine in all its glory.

The more you say a word, the more it gets ingrained in your subconscious mind.

When you talk about being isolated, you bring it upon yourself. Words and our minds have this power! The more you say a word, the more it gets ingrained in your subconscious mind, similar to a song recorded on a CD. From there, it informs your beliefs, your emotions, your thoughts, your actions, and, ultimately, your life. Now, more than ever, use positive words of power that express gratitude and appreciation for who you are and what you have. 

Don’t mistake the lack of physical proximity for isolation.

And, please, don’t mistake the lack of physical proximity for isolation. You must have experienced being in a room full of people and yet feeling terribly isolated and alone. Real connection and communication between human beings takes place at a heart level. It always beats time and distance and doesn’t even require words. 

We’re not isolated. We are closer than ever before, like the petals of the same rose. We start to remember we are one and act from our true nature, kind and loving. Just as Eckhart Tolle wrote in his book, we’re creating the New Earth!

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