This is the first in a series titled “Weathering a Storm” where we will examine a framework for addressing adversity or a crisis like the one we are currently entering, with the Covid-19 pandemic.

For most of us, it is almost impossible to grasp the ferociousness and regularity with which life was upended during the first half of the 20th century. Plague and conflict emerged on an epic scale, again and again. Loss and restriction were routine; calamity was commonplace. Two catastrophic world wars, the Spanish flu decimating the global population, the Great Depression, the Korean war, plagues, and epidemics, etc.

Now, after 60 or 70 years of comparative stability, it seems we are there again. Having forgotten the lessons of history, we may begin to feel some panic or trepidation.

How do we deal with this?

This series will examine ways of finding our footing and becoming resilient, through ancient and time-tested wisdom. In this talk, we remember the advice from the past – “This too Shall Pass”.

As part of this series, we will be promoting the benefit of managing stress and finding calm (so as to be able to make good decisions) through meditation.