It seems that life has taken us all to a surreal place. Initially, when changes happen in our lives, it takes a little time to adjust. Some become fearful, stressed and panicked, others want to help as much as they can. Time and understanding will help us adjust.
In these unsteady times we need to find our steadiness. Get back to what is truly real. This is a perfect time to go within. To meditate. Contemplate. What is the best action? We are of no use to anyone if our thoughts are all over the place. Rushing from one message to another. Stressed out. Constantly looking at the news; every few seconds checking our phones! If we thought we were busy before, our minds are even busier now! All this creates more dilemma. We are seeing so many different videos that are being sent to us. Some are wonderful and some are depressing. But one thing is for sure, we cannot get away from the Coronavirus! So set aside some time to study, read, paint, listen to music, laugh, cook, chat with the family, watch movies and clean the home.
There are many online courses that are being offered. Make the most use of this unusual time to focus on what brings peace and stability. Stay in the moment. It is as it is. Fully embrace it, good or bad. Rise above all the noise. Know, this too shall pass. Everything does. When we find our peace, those who need us will seek us out. One of the practices that I am doing constantly is repeating in my mind as I work:
“May the entire world be filled with peace. May all feel safe. May all be protected. May all those who are serving be looked after. Grateful for the peace of mind. Grateful for family, friends and home. Just grateful.” This will heighten the vibration around us.
I’d like to request that we all chant the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra (OM Tryambakam) 11 times in the morning and 11 times in the evening for the healing of our earth and all those who are suffering.
Remember: behind every cloud there is a silver lining. Stay steady and strong. Keep safe. Smile a lot. Express kindness and love. As Shakespeare said, “Life is but a stage and we are but actors on it.” Let us act well and spread positivity and peace.
About the Author:
Nalanie Chellaram is an Integral Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She was born into the distinguished Indian family, the Harilelas. In March 2008, Nalanie was recognized for “Services to Humanity” in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second New Year’s Honors List. In 2008, she also received a Humanitarian Award from Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville. In 2009, Nalanie founded Service in Satchidananda, a non-profit international collective of charities established in honor of Sri Swami Satchidananda and based on his core teaching of selfless service. Nalanie travels the world to spread a message of wisdom, compassion, and love based on the philosophy of Yoga. Nalanie is the founder of the Integral Yoga Centre Gibraltar and George Harilela Hall in Sotogrande; she gives satsangs there and internationally. She is registered with British School of Yoga (BSYA) and has taken a two-year Yoga Therapy course with BSYA as well. For more information: www.integralyogagib.com