MINDING OUR MINDS DURING LOCKDOWN
Author: Kamala Swaminathan, Class IX, Adhyapana School CBSE, Madurai
“In the depth of certitude, one unveils that the sky is not the limit; instead, the mind strives to be.” Roger, we have a corona-crisis in our very atmosphere. Make it a point at each moment to mind what is mining in your mind. However, we miserably fail to mind our mind, peculiarly considering the present climacteric quarantine period. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” Of course, quarantine is a strict isolation of which we are awfully-ruffled, but this lockdown is believed to show us the path to a cheerful-bliss.
First and foremost, make sure you find your way out of the jungle-of-unpalatable-thoughts growing abundantly in your mind. “Mind is like water. When it is turbulent, it is difficult to see, and when it is calm, everything becomes crystal clear”. Validate to remove your worries and perplexities in a snap-of-finger.
“A mind needs refreshment as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.” In the course of lockdown, we can resort to cherish reading books, pick up drawing and painting, be all ears to music, comprehend to dance, watch movies considering entertainment, enhance the self into a fit being through exercises, yoga and meditation, try at bird-watching and nature-pondering, master calligraphy, become competent in coding to satisfy the hunger of the technology, cling onto online courses, pristine our house, observe your home, family, and friends and follow your heart. Presuming that you are too bored of consuming, get cracking on creating. Concoct a novel, cook something new and upgrade yourselves by all means.
We ought to keep track of what we have learned through quarantine because “when life gets tougher, it is trying to teach you something.”It has taken us up to today to perceive that superheroes do not wear capes anymore but scrubs. Don’t we always feel that “when ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we’ even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness.’ “Distance means so little when someone means so much,” has to be taken in for a gospel. The most isolated benefit of isolation marks to be that we are now a caged bird, and when we are set free, harnessing the endless-possibilities, we will never know where we will end up.
Do you want to buy peace of mind? Just accept everything except nothing. Your mind is a pulchritudinous palace, never let anyone roam in your mind with their dirty
shoes. The mind is a magnet. If you dream of happiness, you attract happiness. If you think of problems, you attract problems. So, our first, most significant, and the closest challenge is the mindset. What come may endeavor to be you-nique and be-you-tiful. Just be you. Now we have the time to revive ourselves into a delightfully great personality. Quarantine is not a stopping stone but a stepping stone. We shall vanquish this pandemic and overwhelm with loved ones before we know it. Embrace your hopes and wishes and do reminisce, during quarantine, to mind your mind.