Finding Meaning Where You Are
By Zane Wilemon, Co-Founder & CEO
As I was reflecting on what to share, this title popped into my mind, "Finding Meaning Where You Are." I think it appropriate for both the current state of the world and as we make our way through what is known as Holy Week approaching Easter Sunday. Regardless of your belief system, this is a sacred time in our lives. We will never forget these weeks and months of COVID-19.
These moments, no matter what we are experiencing in our private lives, these will be forever sealed in the vaults of time as a moment that marks history and our personal stories. With that in mind I want to encourage everyone to make these days count. I have been doing this for both my personal life and the life of Ubuntu Life through my weekly OM-MAÑANA reflections and meditations. Hopefully they have been beneficial to some of you, but regardless they have been a meaningful way for us as a company to mark this time as sacred, a time that is temporary, a time that we will look back on and wonder how we spent these days.
As an Episcopal priest, Holy Week...Good Friday leading to Easter Sunday does this for those in the Christian tradition. Passover does this for those in the Jewish tradition as well. They are moments on the world's calendar that mark a moment in time for us to look back and mark as, "This happened. This event took place that changed our lives and the course of the human story forever." It speaks to the importance that we humans find and perhaps need, to mark space and time with meaning through our stories.
With that in mind, think about what this moment represents to our world. How will we retell this part of the human story, when the global economy shut down and we all stayed in our homes to observe a silence in order to protect our worlds most vulnerable. How amazing is that, that we as a collective society are halting life as we know it in order to protect one another, even at some level of sacrifice of our economy? I had not thought about that until I wrote this, but it is truly a beautiful truth in the midst of so much pain and uncertainty.
Wherever you may be in the world, and whatever you and your loved ones may be going through, know that you are not alone. And if you are lonely, know that there has never been a time in the world when a private loneliness has been shared with the entire world. We are all going through this together. We are all experiencing some level of isolation and loneliness together. In some ways what we are experiencing is a global act of love through the vehicle of a shared pain.
Wishing you all a blessed and quiet weekend together.