This is not strictly related to aerialists, but we're just people, and now we're all in the same boat. So I'm expanding the scope of my blog and delivering another part of myself that I think is more useful right now.
At this moment people are experiencing varying degrees of isolation, loneliness, fear, boredom, frustration.
And I'm sorry.
It certainly sucks.
It is time to consider the difference between isolation and solitude.
We can generally accept that isolation is not chosen, but solitude is.
Isolation leads to negative emotions, narrow thinking, self-pity.
Solitude leads to intimacy with a range of emotions, reflection, self-knowledge.
We didn't choose to be alone at this time because we wanted to. However, you can transform a period of isolation into a period of solitude.
By laying claim to it. By owning and shaping it. If you are SICK, you have a different task, and that is to rest and ride it out.
But if you have health and energy, you have an opportunity to transform your present experience.
We're not used to being alone, and we're liable to blow it by staying overly connected on our phones and computers. I strongly support online interaction right now, but space it out. Interrupt it periodically with time to go inward. It will do marvelous things for you.