In these hard times, where COVID-19 has wriggled its way into every aspect of our lives including work and with a smack in our face, forced us take a break from our routine grind, the best we can make out of the situation is find the brighter side of it instead of trying to interpret how such an infectious virus could not be brought under control and have reached pandemic proportions that is resulting in total shutdown of the entire world.
The best we can do is to listen to the governing bodies and follow instructions and pray for people who are suffering, help those in need or get out of the way for others to help by staying indoors.
Crystal Ball gazing into the past
Buddha tales are so apt for the situation the world is in right now, Especially this one about the Acrobats who performed on Streets.
Meda and her teacher performed on streets where the teacher balanced a tall bamboo on his head pole while walking on a string and Meda maintained the balance of the string from the other end.
Teacher: ‘Listen Meda, I will watch you and you watch me, so that we can help each other maintain concentration and balance and prevent an accident. Then we’ll surely earn enough to eat.’
Meda : ‘Dear master, I think it would be better for each of us to watch ourselves. To look after ourselves means to look after both of us. That way I am sure we will avoid any accidents and earn enough to eat.’
This tale is so relevant in today’s situation, where taking care of ourselves is the best way to take care of your loved ones.
Altius wishes you a safe pass through this unfortunate and unprecedented global pandemic.