During the night of the fourth day I woke up with breathing difficulties. I panicked, and had some terrifying thoughts.
What if I can’t breathe?
What if I don’t get to the doctor’s on time?
What if they don’t have a bed?
In the morning I looked up Eckhart Tolle – the author of ‘The Power of Now’. I had read his book about eight months ago and it resonated with me. I watched a video of him talking about COVID-19, and he said everything I needed to hear. I did a meditation guided by him about feeling more present in your body. It put me at ease and the dark fear cloud that was over me dissipated. I still had the symptoms, but they were suddenly a lot lighter.
Meditation helped me to calm when my mind went into dark places. Then, by day 12, I was ready to head back into the world of social distancing.
The fear around this virus is immense. It’s real and it’s valid and as…