Let angels guide you on your lofty quests…
The pandemic has added so many new words in our day to day vocabulary which we use without batting an eyelid and which we would have frowned upon many many moons ago. Social distancing, self-quarantine, proning, herd immunity and so many more. ‘Languishing’ is the latest one in the list which psychologists are calling the feeling that we all are going through right now as we try to make sense of our days of restlessness and stagnation. The range of emotions that we as a community have been experiencing are so vast ranging from deep-seated grief to hopelessness.
This time has also meant that we largely have come together more than ever before as a community to be there for each other. Many of us have gone the extra mile to serve and make an impact through active contributions — physically, virtually, monetary or otherwise. Others have picked up the phone and dialled a long lost friend or an acquaintance to see if they are ok. Our social media feed is now filled with things like — ‘quick help needed for a friend’, ‘list of covid resources’, ‘vaccination updates’. Information sharing is at its peak all in a hope that it would make someone’s life easier.
While the larger ecosystems of our healthcare systems, governments, industrial supply chains are straining under the pressure of the pandemic, the kindness of strangers has definitely saved the day for a lot of us. So, the pandemic has been many things for us — loss of a loved one, delay or forfeiture of new opportunities, separation from dear ones, missed chances, a long waiting, etc. But one thing I would like all of us to remember is that, it also gave us the opportunity to be our better selves, to step up and help others and to look at the larger picture than our individual worlds. The pandemic pointed us to lofty quests to those who were thus inclined and let’s hope at the end of it all we have acquired a new skin for life that makes us even more resilient and even more one with the world. Because that’s all it takes to be human and to have the tenacity to beat all odds!
Therefore, may angels guide you on your lofty quests for a healthier and happier world!