In 1953, the French government decided to close their penal colony in Devil’s Island. All the prisoners were liberated from their cages and allowed to walk freely around the island. But to the authorities’ surprise, many of the prisoners returned to their cages to sleep each night.
Why do you think they did that?
Even though they had craved their freedom for years, they went back to their prison cells because of a sense of security that came from feeling safe and at home inside them.
When this epidemic is over in your part of the world, and you’re finally allowed to return to what you used to be a “normal” life, what will you do?
Will you be like the prisoners who chose to go back to their cages because they felt safe and familiar to them. Or, will you be like those prisoners who decided to travel inland, face uncertainty and fear, and begin a new life?
During this time of isolation and inner reflection…
What did you learn about yourself?
What strengths and weaknesses became apparent?
What will you be doing differently to create your new normal?
From my heart to yours,
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