The obelisk in Space Oddysey: 2001 was a metaphor for Not KNowing. The obelisk had no reference to the known, the past and memory. When it appeared, evolution happened. Creative intelligence makes the unknown known, creates a new reality to hold the new unknown.
Corona comes like the Obelisk to activate evolution. Empty of known names and forms and all references to the past, Corona forces us to evolve our consciousness, both collective and individual. They are two sides of the same coin of consciousness.
There is consciousness that takes refuge in the Known, and there is creative intelligence that is awakened when confronted with the Unknown.
Corona is interesting because we don’t know what to do about it other than doing nothing. Stay home. Do nothing. This goes against the stream of our experience which is “don’t just sit there, DO SOMETHING. But now all we can do to defeat Corona is do nothing. Doing something, running around, working together spreads the Corona. Ironic.
Zen Buddhism is the science of doing nothing. This is also the Zen Koan MU! No matter what I think the answer is: MU! Not KNowing creates the conditions for Knowing, the act of Knowing, the aroused mind that does not rest on the known names and forms.
Not Knowing activates the evolution of your creative intelligence. Surrender first, then act. Knowing that is action fills the emptiness of Not Knowing.
You can practice this yourself to see if it’s true. When you are caught in a double-bind where nothing you can do gets you out of the fix; STop, open your full awareness and ask the question: What’s the truth here?
Is this opinion, this fear, this panic, this doubt, the depression real. Is it true?