“When it comes to Covid-19, that voice of wisdom tells me that the conventional narrative is inherently untrustworthy and full of countless contradictions. The loudest voices on conventional media AND conspiracy theory channels only spew messages of fear, hatred and shame. We are now experiencing polarization in narratives, and therefore ideologies, like never before. People all around me keep talking in binaries — Trump or Biden; Fox News or CNN; black or white. Stagnated in the moment; ignoring entirely the bigger picture, the larger context. In an effort to believe someone out there will solve a small, temporary-yet-perpetually-present problem, the collective “we” have surrendered our mind to sociopathic people and institutions who historically and continuously blatantly lie, shamelessly manipulate, and purposefully perpetuate division. So while the herd blindly stampedes toward anything that will allow them to go “back to normal”, even though that will never be the case again (are you paying attention?), I seek to explore a different context for contextualizing the narrative around Covid-19.” (Stela Shakti)
We might be tempted to believe that our current greatest challenge is Covid-19 and the global pandemic. In truth, our greatest challenge may lie in exploring our willingness and ability to hold competing and conflicting perspectives in mind, at the same time. Our survival may well depend on it, as we seek to carve out our own path…. making our own choices…. as we navigate through the relentlessly fuelled fear that surrounds it all.
Stela Shakti shares a perspective that brings depth and texture to what it means to think for yourself.