The second wave of the pandemic has gripped many parts of the world. With a steep spike in daily cases, an untold anxiety and fear cripples the mind. A home today has a wider purview to be more inclusive. With members of the family confined indoors, working from home, online classes, everything under the same roof, there is bound to be some amount of mayhem…. a clash of schedules and tempers. Bedrooms and living rooms converted into office/school, the table is strewn with many gadgets, paper and all kinds of accessories. The video call at odd times, demands the voice decibels to remain low. Imagine one’s own room has restricted entry today. A great deal of tenacity is required to cope up with the deluge of mental stress hitting us from all directions.
We all have, to some extent found our own mechanisms to handle the uncertainties surrounding us today. My sacred space is a small alcove in my home, where I have silent conversations with myself, indulge in some self-love, heal my pain and calm my mind. Believe me, this quiet time with myself in my cozy corner, is helping me a great deal to maintain my sanity, in an otherwise cacophonic home today.
Empower the mind to deal with turbulent emotions
created by the ripples of life.
Diffuse the torrent, channelize a path,
indulge in holistic living.
Spend solitary moments in mindful silence,
ruminate on the breath.
Let the receptive ears soak in the serenading
harmony of nature.
Allow the incessant tears flow from the closed eyes,
cleansing the impurities from the system.
With focussed reflection,
the confluence of the body and mind
transcends beyond the realm of universe.
Feel the abundance of divine energy manifest within,
cradling the self with a healing light.
As a benign balm of spiritual ecstasy fills it,
a sense of empyreal peace pervades.
mind is empowered to deal with the turbulent emotions!
Jewels of happy times dazzled her cache of memories.
Her persona emanated a sprightly laughter,
until the pandemic struck.
Locked down within the four walls,
online, virtual space conquered her life.
With friends and family imprisoned on the screen
tentacles of loneliness clasped her breath.
Silent voices screamed within her head,
with thoughts, lost in the labyrinth of anxiety.
Her once effervescent soul, today is anemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced schools, colleges and educational institutions to shut down since March last year. At an age when the primary fulfilling factor is interaction with classmates and enjoying school-life, a shutdown has wreaked havoc in the daily life of students. We have seen an alarming rise in the mental health problems faced by them. Acknowledging this issue with timely treatment can make a significant difference in helping them cope better with the situation.