I have big hopes from 2022. Can we get a respite from all restrictions. Can we bid adieu to this toxic virus that has claimed many victims worldwide? Can we move to a safe space? Have we really learnt our lessons?
In my humble opinion, I believe we as a civilization have learnt our lesson. We have accepted the fragile biology of our human bodies. We have learnt that mind-numbing technology is only second to the sheer human will and mindfulness of mind. That only selflessness and practice of gratitude can help us survive the cruel realities of this world. The only true joy is in helping other creations of this earth- be it man, animal or nature. The only true joy is to connect with one another through true spirit and minds, and not through superficial materialistic endeavors.
We know that social media can be a web of lies and deceit and only real relationships can withstand trials and test of time. The flashiest Instagram images are hoax, like imaginary super heroes. The real marvel is in our superpower to help, to heal and to feel things with our hearts. ❤
Still anxiety grips me and I cannot stop myself from worrying about the health of all loved ones. Every telephone ring raises fear in my shallow mind. But I am slowly learning to believe in the miracle of Universe. The great Universe works in mysterious unknown ways.
It is beyond my current powers to try and understand it. Earlier, I tried as hard as I could to comprehend, to strategize. To use any situation to my advantage. To put my rational brain to work and to think of ways to escape, ways to relax, ways to enjoy. But now, I am more self assured of my abilities to face any challenge head straight and strong. I know that real happiness is to deal calmly with all situations. To do my best. And to leave the rest to the strange workings of this Brahman.
Admist all this chaos, there is a Universal order. In this ever changing world, the only constant things is to believe in that Universal Law. To be kind, to be compassionate, to be generous, to be competent and to do good.
To do work and worship, to do work as worship, to do worship as work. – Swami Brahmananda
That has been my take home message from the last two years of apprehensions and tribulations. I pray for peace, happiness and prosperity of the entire world. Aum Shanti! Shanti! Shanti.