Today or rather, this weekend marks Autumn Equinox, a flipping point between light and dark. After many months of constant bombardment with news, events, and ‘opinions’, today feels eerily quiet. Under normal (??) circumstances this should feel good, some long-sought peace and calm to recharge the batteries. Unfortunately, while the battery feels empty, the recharging ain’t happening, or is it? Some wounds take more than one season to heal.
Personally, I feel physically and emotionally drained. Much of what used to interest me now feels boring and stale and I just can’t be bothered with it. I know this feeling will pass. Everything in Nature is cyclical and humans and their mysterious psyche are no exception.
Politically, we now seem to wait and perhaps even look forward to Budget-2021. The last few progressives still standing may hope for a sign, something that could resemble something transformational if you try really hard, squint your eyes, curl your toes, clinch your fists, clench your jaws, and bite your tongue. Instead of release valve that gives a burst of new energy, this will be a mental and physical tour de force; such is the state-stasis of this Government and society at large, it seems. In Europe, things are even worse as they mark Spring Equinox whilst facing (and fearing) a third wave of the pandemic.
The question on my mind is whether under the surface of it all rejuvenation and renewal is growing or decay and destruction is continuing. Seeds will germinate and sprout in decaying debris from the cycle(s) before it. In other words, both processes are inextricably linked and happen simultaneously, as always. However, it is not easy to shake that feeling of dark and gloomy this weekend as a sign of the times.
So, rather than talking myself deeper and further into a hole, rabbit or otherwise, what glimmers of light and hope are there for us to look at, socio-politically speaking? What can we focus on that generates a positive spirit of mind and positive energy to move forward?
Let’s get moving again!