Jun 01, 2020, 06:13 AM IST
It is natural to be frustrated knowing that Corona will have to live with it. But never give up hope. In despair, we are unable to face the situation. But it's easy to say keep the expectation. Right now the expectation should not only be emotion centric but history centric.
There is an old song, 'Don't forget the heart in the dark night of gum, the morning will surely wait for the morning.' You have to wait for the morning. But it will be on its own. Similarly, circumstances change according to their own. Such epidemics, problems have come before in the world and we have come out of them. This is a history-focused expectation.
Then what is new for us to adopt the new normal. Just like there was a bullock first, then the train came, then the train came, the plane came, we all kept on adopting. There was some difficulty in the beginning, but we adopt it with little effort, bringing some compatibility.
First industrial revolution came, then people used to work for living. Then came the IT revolution, people started working to improve their standard of living. Now we are adopting digital and social revolution. How many times our normal has changed and we have adopted the new normal. Therefore, according to me it is necessary to look closely at history for positivity. It is hoped that this is not new to us.
I often say, “Pay attention to your thoughts, they turn into words.” Pay attention to the words, they turn into actions. Pay attention to tasks, they change into habit. Pay attention to habits, they change in character and pay attention to your character, it changes your luck. '
That is, everything starts with thoughts. Therefore it is necessary to change them. New normal needs to be adopted at the family and professional level. We have the ability to do this. Like the famous movie is the story of Lion King. It has a lot of power in the little lion Simba as he is the son of Mufasa, the king of the jungle. But his uncle Scar, kills Mufasa and puts the charges on Simba.
Simba leaves everything, to the accompaniment of Timon and Pumba (weasel and wild boar) and begins to think that he is like them. Then Rafiki comes and reminds him that you are Simba, child of the lion. You have the ability to adapt, adjust, beat scar. In our situation today, Corona is like Scar, but we are the children of Mufasa, we are Simba. The more we recognize our potential, the more we will be able to redesign and restart life.
During this time we also need emotional, professional and spiritual support. In one of his speeches, Steve Jobs said that when he started Apple Corporation, he appointed several people to form the Board of Directors, and this board together got Steve out. They could be disappointed. The people who gave you jobs, they fired you from your own company.
But Steve worked on his relationships, life, professional work, spirituality. They were 10 years away from Apple. During this time they got married, made Pixar and Next Animation, also worked on spiritual life. He came to India and met Neem Karoli Baba. That is, in 10 years, he made emotional, professional and spiritual support for himself. Seeing them grow, the board took them back.
So I think you too can restart life with double strength and energy. Let us work on relationships, spirituality, professional life. When the arrows are pulled back in the bow and arrow, they do not think that the arrow is going backwards. The arrow reaches the destination with double the power it collects.
So if you see this lockdown, the situation is such that it is imposed, then nothing will come out of it. But if you think how to collect power like arrow, how to work on yourself, then when the lockdown opens and the situation improves, then with double power we can relaunch ourselves.