LESSONS FROM LOCKDOWN CONDITIONS
It is significant to mention that when we are experiencing difficult times created by total lockdown due to Covid-19 conditions. It should always be highlighted that while we are engulfed by trying times, the difficult times should provide us opportunity to face the challenges of our existence and come out unscathed . Therefore, the best way is to learn from the disturbance created by the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.
There are some lessons which I have listed in the following poem captioned: AVAIL THE OPPORTUNITY…
AVAIL THE OPPORTUNITY…….
Avail the opportunity of cleansing your body externally
So that we may remain sanitized – in other words neat and tidy
Observe the lockdown norms with absolute punctually
By confining yourself at home only
This is the way to ward off Covid-19 virulence, surely.
Avail the opportunity of cleansing your ‘self’ internally
By turning inwards – in the deeper recesses of your heart
For a forward movement in our existence
For a higher goal realization
By following a life of spiritual orientation.
Avail the opportunity of cementing relationships
By sharing and caring for each other
While staying with the comforts of our residences
And eliminate lingering differences
Developed due to less time spent with your love ones
Due to existing pressures
Both at home and at workplaces.
Avail the opportunity of drawing out your latent potentialities
By turning inwards
You’ll be really surprised
To see that you’ve reservoir of creative instincts dormant
Exploit these when you’ve time in abundance
This will also enhance your self-confidence.
Avail the opportunity of exercising
Or the Yogic exercises
For ensuring health thereby your mental health
Along with ensuring holistic growth.
Avail the opportunity of dietary control
To ensure good health
And with it, control over your mind
Since sound mind dwells in sound body.
Avail the opportunity to erase
Every shred of egocentric tendencies which has made residency in your life
With the realization that our Creator
In any event, can make difference to whole creations
Whatever will happen will happen for the best
When we have positive frame of mind even in these times so testing.
Avail the opportunity of staying cool by slow-pacing your existence
And make silence your sole companion for sometimes
Since while staying confined at home
You can remain invulnerable from the pulls and pressures
Which you experience when at your work places
For meeting emergent contingencies.
Avail the opportunity of pursing a hobby
So that bundle of time available
Could meaningfully be utilized
For some productive leisure pursuit.
Avail the opportunity of meeting the needs of others
By having empathy, sympathy and compassion in sufficient measure
And every other things put together to enhance KARUNA in the environs of CORONAVIRUS
Which is so heart-warming indeed
Both to the giver and the one who is being given.
Avail the opportunity of removing egocentric tendencies
By realizing that Covid-19 virus obliterates ‘I and me’
And replace these with ‘we and us’
Since present is the only sure thing as our possession
And certainly next moment may or may not dawn on us.
Avail the opportunity of cementing the relationship
While in lockdown condition at our residence
By assisting each other
In every conceivable way
Past difference could be forgotten
With new hopes and expectations
For the new dawn.
Avail this opportunity of becoming master of your mind
Thereby removing the negativities from your system
Lust for worldly possessions
Lust for sex outside the marriage
Along with going off the tangent on the silliest pretexts.
SELF-BELIEF CREATES BELIEF IN GOD SHOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN