It’s been one year since the dreadful Covid- 19 pandemic struck the globe and brought a drastic change all over. This Covid-19 pandemic though, a disaster has thought us all some major life lessons and also made us value life even more. In this article I’ve brought in front of you 10 lesson that this pandemic has thought me.
Covid-19 was a global calamity. It shook the world completely. but it taught us many lessons. Here are 10 spiritual lessons out of them.
Life is unpredictable. No one has full control over it, not even the mightiest of rulers. The economic progress of the world can be halted by small virus.
Nature can throw surprises which send scientists back to the drawing board, despite gaining so much scientific knowledge thus far. We have tried to subjugate nature by using technology. But nature cannot be won over this way. The only way way is to coexist lovingly with nature.
During lockdown, one had to learn to live with few things. Necessities of life are very few. The rest only clutters our life. It became clear to all that we can live without many things and that too happily.
Nothing is indispensable. Lockdown forced people to change their long-term habits. Big time shoppers had to stop shopping. Tobacco chewers had to live without it. Wanderers had to stay indoors.
Survival is the topmost goal for everyone. We love our self so much that no one wants to die. Relatives chose not to go to funeral of someone dear who died of Covid. Lockdown became successful even without much force since was a question of saving one’s life. We can enjoy the world when we are alive.
Lockdown also demonstrated that freedom is the greatest happiness. when we were given relief to go out, the contrast became apparent. the shadow gives comfort when you come under it from the hot sun, not when you are sitting in it all the time.
Nature has it’s own way of delivering fruits of one’s karma in a dramatic manner. In business, some thrived due to the pandemic, while others suffered heavy losses. Ego has no place in nature. No one can claim that he’s always a winner in any business, he does.
Digital adoption becomes faster during the pandemic. Working from home and online meetings and trainings become a norm. Digital financial transactions and e-commerce came into prominence. Life became easy. We may wonder how come we did not adopt all these earlier.
However, the digital gap between the haves and the have-nots become more prominent in this period. The children from poor families suffered in education because of not having facilities for online studies,
The best spiritual outcome of the pandemic was that people experienced what it is ‘to be’ instead of ‘to do’ all the time. Humans became human beings, thanks to Covid. Family members came closer to each other. Living rooms started being used for living, and not just to impress guest.
Hope you can relate to the lessons that I talked about. Do you have any more lessons that this pandemic taught you? Do let me know in the comments about your learnings from the pandemic. Would love to read them.