COVID-19 A Transformation
By Naheed Haq
In this period of turmoil when the world is facing the pandemic of covid19, life seems to be in topsy-turvy. Panic, terror, uncertainty, and despair are the biggest monsters hovering above the heads of everyone, trying to strangle the life out of them.
However, despite the horrific presence of these demons there appears to be a ray of hope among the people and that shaft of light illuminates itself in the form of a positive attitude adopted by all of us.
Ever since the breakout of this Corona virus, a complete transformation is evident in the behavior and demeanor of most of us. We have become altruistic, empathetic, patient and humble. A transformation, for which motivational speakers, religious leaders, social activists, and reformers preached for several years, Corona taught them in a month. Is it a Reality to mourn or celebrate?
This is the moment to ponder upon. Being a civilized nation, we are required to behave towards others most positively and decently as expected but unfortunately, we never realized that. In the “pre- corona scenario”, every one of us was living in a shell of their ego and arrogance. We were part of a race leading towards materialistic gains. In this race, we forgot to nourish our spiritual energies. The energies that boost our mind and soul, thus enriching them in the most desirable manner.
We became indifferent to the agony and suffering of others. We carried only one motto in life and that was “My Happiness”, even if we have to achieve it at the cost of destroying others’ happiness and delight. Instead of “Human Beings”, we transformed ourselves into “Mean Beings”. And that is when our miseries started.
Nature has its way of addressing things. It loves us the most and couldn’t see us creatures suffering. We suffered long before the breakout of this pandemic Corona, suffering in the form of turning into “Mean Beings” rather than “Human Beings”. Nature has to heal us through its healing hand. We needed to be healed spiritually and morally.
To make things come back to normal, to make us free from the chains of arrogance and pride, the healing hand of Nature overcast the Universe with the clouds of COVID-19. This is how the purification of our mind and body commemorates.
The process of healing is in progress in ” during the COVID-19 period”, resulting in a positive change in the attitude and behavior of most of us. The long-forgotten values of helping and caring for others have retrieved. All of us are desperate to play our role in supporting others. The materialistic race has come to a halt. People are contented with and are being grateful for what they have. The power of humanity has taken over again demolishing the castles of pride and greed.
Do the questions arise, we need pandemics to modify spiritually? Can’t we remain steadfast without dropping our human qualities? Nature has bestowed its treasures of mercy on us so why not be merciful to His creatures as well. Let’s take the pledge to make our lives aligned with the ways of Nature and refrain from plunging into the ocean of superficial life where the waves of spiritual and moral disaster engulf us easily. I wish we stick to this phase of positivity and transformation in the “post-COVID-19 phase” as well.
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