The Mind Strength Balance Podcast

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May 22, 2020  

COVID-19 and Spirit

May 22, 2020


“Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.”
― Gore Vidal

Maybe all parasites feel entitled to their hosts. You wouldn’t feel entitled if you were at a loss whenever you went out of balance, you’d recognize your role. I’d like to say this virus experience will teach us something about our own parasitic relationships.


I’ve created a guided visualization called Spirit and Reason that explores what we know in order to find greater peace in the state of not knowing; to be more settled, quiet, and relieved in both the immediate present, and with regard to existential questions, also.

This piece, COVID-19 and Spirit, is an introduction to that piece, Spirit and Reason.

"Our imagination is struck only by what is great; but the lover of natural philosophy should reflect equally on little things."
— Alexander von Humboldt

To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.