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Lao Tzu

Isn’t Physical Distancing a better term than Social Distancing?

March 25th, 2020

I was talking with a friend from New Zealand today who said they’ve switched from using the term ‘social distancing’ to ‘physical distancing’. It’s a more accurate term, perhaps even less scary. I’ve just read: that the UN World Health Organization ‘is trying to switch out the popular phrase, “social distancing,” for the more nuanced, “physical distancing.”’ Tell me how it’s been for you, but ever since the lock-down Stephanie and I have had more social engagement than ever – not just between us, but with friends from all over the world and family members. Between the Facetime, Skype, and WhatsApp calls there’s hardly been a moment to actually get to grips with this ‘new normal’ of not physically engaging with others! I’ve started a Home Retreat project for anyone who wants to positively reframe the lock-down into a ‘home retreat’ and I’ve called it after the name of a garden where we once lived in New Zealand: The Garden of Flowing in Perpetual Happiness. Details here.

I trained in Psychosynthesis with The Institute of Psychosynthesis. They are great people and they are now offering a free telephone support service if you are suffering from anxiety due to the current crisis.  You can find details here.

Here’s this Monday’s edition of ‘Tea with a Druid’:

2 Responses to “Isn’t Physical Distancing a better term than Social Distancing?”

  1. Greetings Philip. Lovely Meditation & Talk. Thank you! Yes, I agree; The term, Physical Distancing” IS more appropriate, and I prefer That, to the term “Social Distancing” for many reasons. Yes, I find that with internet & cell phone communications, many of us are actually being even more social right now (with family, friends, spiritual & professional organizations, etc). Some of us are even busier, trying to keep up with it all, Lol. Bright Blessings /|\

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