Hope in these times of Coronavirus

The Road to HopeLockdown, restriction, working at home, loss of income, home-schooling children, crowded house. Perhaps we are even uncomfortable with our own company, or those that we home-share with. Hope is a precious commodity. What sustains hope?


The Ocean of Life is a vast mystery. It is boundless and as old as time. It has in its womb chaotic whirlpools, raging currents, and today, it has the face of a mysterious pandemic, that respects no one. Hope comes in the form of a tidy mind, a disciplined life, the embedded patterns we follow – day in and day out – that get us from dawn to dusk. A tidy mind, a disciplined lifestyle provides the sturdy boat of confidence to cross the Ocean of Life, with its ever-changing ups and downs.

Humans, by their nature, have to engage themselves in some action or other. They have to be active, either physically or mentally or both. The message is “We can do this together.” Light the lamp of love in your hearts and send it to others with your thoughts of love; impart courage and confidence to others in need.

The ups and downs of life make it impossible for you to live happily without any anxiety or bother. Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain; grief is an interval between two moments of joy, peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn, the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting, cleverness consists in gathering the pollen, nevertheless. Troubles and travail will follow you, but you must not allow them to deflect you from your tidy mind, your disciplined life, the established patterns that carry you forward, day by day, with self-confidence and self-respect.

 

The Road to Hope
Self-confidence, Self-discipline and self-love sustain hope.

 

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