Everything is OK, we’ll get through this
Hearing those words really helped. I live in Northern California very close to the largest forest fire in the US right now. Almost 30% of the county where I live has been scorched by this fire. Two years ago fires burned 21% of our county. My town is full of people camping in the parks because they’ve been displaced from their homes. These fires come every year and every year they get worse. The air is so bad we have to keep the house closed up. we can’t open the windows and the sky is gray and overcast.
I’ve closed the drapes and put some nice lighting in my room and I’m going to concentrate on mindfulness today in order to keep myself calm. The winds are in a northerly direction which should protect us. I really don’t think that we are in danger however the fire is threatening the community just to our north and there are advisory evacuations in place.
Writing this has helped calm me as well.
I am bedridden and confined to a wheelchair when I do get out of bed and evacuation would be very hard on me physically. But what I have learned from these meditations is that what really matters is how I react to the circumstances that’s the only thing I can control. I can’t control the fire or the smoke, I can only control how I react.
That is great advice, now I just have to keep reminding myself, “Everything will be ok. “. 😊🌸