your world is in the middle of a health crisis that spans the globe and is shared across the internet and media as never before.
We know more about the horrors, medical battles, struggles and mounting deaths than was previously possible.
We mourn the loss of people, jobs, businesses, income, and the daily freedoms we take for granted in Australia.
We are saddened as people are selfish; as health workers, teachers, carers are stressed;
as people are alone and isolated, as the homeless are threatened and family violence rises.
May we stop, breathe, feel your calm presence and allow your strong hand to guide us forward in peace to what is possible together –
to connect safely, to encourage the minds finding daily and longer-term solutions,
to see this period as a challenge to be managed that can lead to a kinder,
more collaborative world, less focussed on self and more on a compassionate community.
Help us to be inventive, to be grateful, to smell the gum leaves, to hear the birds, to make up songs, and especially to love and care for each other.