Category: Soul

This is a sight we're not used to seeing in the US. Empty grocery shelves and rationing of what is available.

March 28, 2020 – Empty Shelves

This is a sight we’re not used to seeing in the US. Empty grocery shelves and rationing of what is available. Living on an island that has experienced several extremely active hurricane seasons recently I’m more familiar with this experience than a lot of others. People are hoarding. [That doesn’t explain what’s going on completely. Look up The Beer Game for more of what’s to come – https://www.transentis.com/understanding-the-beer-game/] But hoarding, and the anxiety and depression that drives it, is evident. Which brings me to the Bible story about loaves and fishes. Thousands were hungry. But there were only a few fishes and loaves of bread to feed them. Jesus performed a miracle and, in the end, there was enough for everyone. Seems straightforward enough. But did Jesus transform the food and make it more? Or did he transform the people’s thinking and feelings so that what was there was enough to

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It feels like we've been shut in forever. But when I look back, I see that the shelter-in-place orders for Oahu and Hawaii only started this past Monday.

March 26, 2020 – Shut In

It feels like we’ve been shut in forever. But when I look back, I see that the shelter-in-place orders for Oahu and Hawaii only started this past Monday. Four days ago! Looking further back I see that coronavirus has injected itself into my life for much longer. It goes back to January when Sec. of Commerce Wilbur Ross basically said yeah, people will get sick and die but this is an opportunity for businesses to sort out their supply chains. Foreshadowing what has become this administration’s obsession with the economy over people. I realize now that we (my immediate family and me) have been slowly dialing back our lives since the end of January. Going out less and less. We already were working from home. Stocking up (but not hoarding). Doing the Costco and Amazon triage of buying and ordering non-perishable things we will need in the months ahead, not

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Please, stop comparing the death rates between sicknesses. This is not a contest.

March 10, 2020 – No Comparisons

Please, stop comparing the death rates between sicknesses. This is not a contest. What’s needed is for people to change their daily habits in the small ways that can slow/stop the spread of coronavirus: hand washing and social distancing, in particular. People’s health is in danger of being compromised and the most vulnerable among us are in danger of dying. For the common good, please take these actions. You may be healthy and strong, but someone you come in contact with may not be. We do not have a good understanding of how virulent coronavirus is, so we cannot say the infection spreads only to the next 5 or 10 or 100 people in the chain of contact We need to assume that exposure continues down the chain and respond accordingly.

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How do you feel about your achievement?

How do YOU feel?

Sometimes we get caught up in looking outside ourselves for validation. A person posted online that their doctor was pleased with their lab results. How much does that really matter? The doctor is there to guide you in managing your health. But how much does it really matter if the doctor is pleased or not?

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