Nurturing Your Inner Garden - Roxana Roshon, Naturotherapist, Ph.D.

Adiaphorous

Posted May 2, 2020

I learned a new word today! When Steve and I started hanging out, we would challenge each other with new words. In case you also need a definition for “Adiaphorous”, it means something that is neither good nor bad; something that doesn’t make a situation better or worse.

Back in my Ph.D. graduate school days, I struggled with lots of things. There were days that I even found the grey, cloudy weather of southern Ontario a challenge. I moved here from “Sunny Manitoba”. Over a thirty year period, there were an average of 316 days of sunshine per year in Winnipeg. The weather was easy to complain about. And as Canadians, we love to discuss the weather. Yet, I knew that grumbling wasn’t changing anything. I started telling myself that “The rain is neither good nor bad, it just is.” and “The clouds are neither good nor bad, they just are.”

I’ve started repeating this mantra in recent days, in various forms:

  • “The virus is neither good or bad, it just is.”
  • “People’s responses are neither good nor bad, they just are.” 
  • Decisions are neither good nor bad, they are based on a unique perspective.”

What is currently happening in our world, just is. It can be looked at as a wake up call to really go inwards and heal ourselves. I am trusting that everything is unfolding exactly as it needs to in order to awaken humanity.

With trust in our awakening!
Roxana