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ARE HUMANS THE VIRUS?
I am no more scared of this new world. The old path was worn out, used, abused and dusted. The earth needed this intervention but it has come at a great cost.
Our lives are changed, our world has changed, relationships and meaning of everything has changed.
This catastrophe has burned everything that we held sacred down to the ground. Our beliefs that we are invincible, we are the rulers of this planet and all other life is at our disposal.
Look around us. Life doesn’t revolve around us, it continues, and thrives in spite of us humans.
This virus has brought humankind down on its knees.
The air is fresh and healthy, the trees and flowers are thriving and blossoming, no more choked by the fumes of vehicles of humans.
Humans who were running around, caught in an endless cycle of bigger, better, faster. Collecting money and material possessions as if we were going to live forever and no amount is really enough.
Weekdays were dedicated to our laptops and other gadgets, machines, weekends to partying and socializing.
Families had stopped spending time with each other. Parents didn’t know what their kids sitting in the next room were doing, though they knew their friends sitting halfway across the world had “checked -in” to the newest, hottest nightclub in town.
Greed, gluttony, egos were at an all- time high.
Then the virus happened.
Suddenly doors were shut, businesses closed, lives lost, our world changed.
Everyone was forced to go indoors. Some were smart so they went inwards.
We were all forced to put power brakes on our lives. From 200 mph to 0.
Our bodies, minds, souls were suddenly put at a standstill.
We all struggled with this new found quarantine time.
While we cursed the virus and the world, tress started blossoming again, rivers and seas got cleaned up by themselves, road accidents came to an all-time low.
The Earth healed itself.
This made me think.
This virus has adversely affected only humans…..everything else is flourishing.
Is this the universes’ way of telling us that we are completely dispensable ? Are we the virus? Are we that which is causing harm to the world?
Could it be that life was healthy till we contaminated it? With greed. With incessant want of material things. With an insatiable lust for things we don’t need?
The world economy has come crashing down…. because people are now buying only what they really need. This tells us how wrong we had gone …
Life is not to be spent running around in circles, spoiling our health to gain wealth then spending that very same wealth to regain lost health. Hopelessly trying to find good health in the white sanitized corridors of hospitals, whereas it thrives in the forests, near the sea, in the arms of a loved one, in stable, steady relationships built on love and trust and deep respect.
We really need to use this time and think…..
ARE WE THE VIRUS?
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