Life and Living

Life and Living


Life lessons we learnt, and continue to learn from this pandemic…

Lessons we are learning through hard times and massive human error are many.
Our young children and youngsters have been thinking a lot and so have I too been thinking with them and sharing our learnings and observations.

What is it that nature is trying to teach us? This situation has shown us that we are all equal and one. We are the same no matter what our religion, caste, creed ,culture, customs are, no matter our economic status.
This virus does not choose or spare.
We all are equal and now we must fight this together.

It teaches us to take nothing for granted. It teaches us to value and have gratitude for all that we have. It is teaching us to appreciate all that we have. There are so many who are struggling to just pull through the day .
We need to remember how important it is to be sensitive, to share and care.

This period shows us the immense power of kindness.
It shows us how important love and care is to nurture and nourish true relationships and human life. It teaches us to preserve our resources and not deplete them or harm them.
We must learn to value our resources and the elements of nature.
How do we all expect to build real immunity? Our inner being is made up of the five elements and all we do is tamper and harm the elements outside our physical being. It is time to relook at our priorities and what is truly important to us.

When are we going to wake up to reality?
How long are we going to live in denial?
These times have shown the best and worst of human traits. It is now time to raise the collective consciousness of our surroundings and our planet.
Each life and each act matters.
We all must understand the importance of all that we think, do, say and feel.
The Bhagavad Gita tells us to give up ”kaam, krodh, lobh”. Now is the time to do so! Give up lust, anger and greed, purify our way of thinking and living.

Now is the time to understand the difference between our needs and wants, and feel a deep sense of contentment for all that we have, so that we can truly be there for those who need us.
We need to go back to our blessed sanskars. We need to recognise that simplicity is the best way of life and living, and give all the importance to the power of karma. Our choices define us.
There is a destiny, a time span attached to each human life which we cannot question. We are all travellers with an allocated time given to each one of us, let’s live it in the most mindful manner.
Adapting to and accepting ever changing times is a must. Embracing it all as it comes with endurance and resilience is the only way to go through the process.

Being one with the moment will give us the strength we need to keep moving forward no matter what comes our way.
We need to look after our physical body like a temple. What we fill it with, will be our real immune system.
Mental strength and mental toughness will have to be developed to cross over.
We will need to understand that to clean it all up it will now require sweat, tears and blood. This is a period of transition from darkness to light.
We will all have to go through massive churning collectively.
It is so visible that our welfare depends on the welfare of others, we all share the same sky and our Mother Earth.
There will have to be a non negotiable attitude towards what’s right and wrong in life.

There is no rainbow without rain! If we can apply our life lessons, then there is light at the end of the tunnel! Always remember, the forgiving and healing nature of Mother Earth, it will give us solace during these testing times.
It is extremely hard dealing with this situation, but we pray good comes out of this too.
We pray for better days ahead, for all of us.

We all must work collectively towards creating a better world around us – staying at home, being in the present moment, limiting our requirements, learning day to day skills have been important aspects of this phase. It’s been difficult for our children but they have adapted and found creative ways of spending their time, they have discovered productive ways of spending their day, they have learnt how to participate in all daily activities, they are understanding the power of selfless prayer, exercising, meditation, yoga, journaling and various hobbies have become a part of their routine, across all sections of society. They are trying to do things they had never done before. They are getting mentally tougher and more giving at the same time.
They are spending a lot more time with their parents and learning the value of family time. They are adapting to the new form of online learning.

They are learning patience and understanding their duties, roles and responsibilities toward their family as well as society.
They are learning to reflect and understand what the word protection and preservation mean.

They are all dealing with the pandemic in their own way, but I see optimism in their attitude. They are becoming more sensitive to others pain. They understand the fragility of human life.

There are people in the hospitals struggling for breath and life.
There are people who have lost their loved ones, and are learning to live in the moment without judging the situation. They are giving their best to each day as it comes.
This period is teaching them to love, care, listen, respect, reach out and give.
They are learning how to help selflessly and how to be there for each other. They are truly understanding the power of healing and comforting words and having meaningful conversations.

Our children are introspecting and reflecting. They are finding comfort and joy in the little things of life.
The power of positivity can move mountains!!!
Let’s do it.