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ZenView – Lost and Found

By Mary Layton
Lost and Found

Have you ever desperately searched for a lost item and while you were turning your house upside down looking for that thing, you found something else that you had been looking for a long time ago but had given up on ever finding again? I have. It’s one of those miracle moments. It makes me believe that no matter what our losses may be about, there is always hope. Deprived of something we find something else. In a short amount of time, due to the pandemic and the fires we have lost many things that we had taken for granted. Our jobs and occupations that gave us a sense of identity and livelihood, many types of gatherings and traditions we cherished. Where possible we keep distance from each other because our health and lives depend on it.

Our eyes have been opened to the fact that climate change is happening more rapidly now. Our survival is at stake. In the face of so many losses and changes I’m finding myself busier and more capable than I knew I was. Many people I think are rising up to the challenge of these new times. We learn to adjust ourselves to the facts and figure out different ways to keep ourselves going. Who would have thought that we could bring our exercise machines outside, get haircuts in the street, view art exhibits on a sidewalk? Or have alcoholic drinks to go? Our world has gone upside down in many ways. It’s been hard. But good too! The time has gone where we used to second-guess ourselves, now we have to think on our feet. Make things happen regardless, in a new way or old way that we had forgotten about. At this time only a positive attitude can help us out of our predicaments. Complaining and whining doesn’t get us anywhere. Maybe we need to join forces with others. In these externally stressful times I find internally a sense of hidden treasures of gratitude, kindness and love.

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About the Author:

Mary Layton has practiced T'ai Chi for 35 years and co-founded T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy of Modesto in1995. She and her partner have taught hundreds of students. Mary travels frequently to learn from her teacher Grand Master Kai Ying Tung. Interested in every aspect of health Mary likes to follow a natural path. She loves writing, painting, gardening, hiking and playing piano.