Yes, it is true…Corona is nowadays the most common topic globally. It has become a part and parcel of everyday routine life. No one can separate oneself from the topic Corona as it inadvertently creeps up in each conversation.
Life before COVID
Pre COVID routine involved people being in a rush all day long, without having a few minutes to themselves. Most of their time was spent in competing with others – be it on the professional or personal front. No one wanted to be left behind in the daily race for excellence – be it for earning money or gaining status or anything else.
To maintain social status and recognition we have been busy spending money to show ourselves as being more powerful and impressive than others. We all are leading our lives to protect our standing in the external world, but are forgetting ourselves, which actually should be the priority. To show that we are happy, healthy and are leading a good life is a good thing, but it is important to reflect once in a while into our innerself, towards our subconscious.
COVID put a break to this daily hustle and bustle. COVID made us realize that we all are creatures of God and we all are same. We are exposed to similar difficulties and have similar needs.
Life after COVID
COVID or Corona has changed the life of people to quite an extent. Most importantly, the lockdown amidst the pandemic has helped in reminding us of the importance of relationships, the value of attachment with the people who are close to our hearts.
Showing off, exposure and all materialistic things create a vacuum of loneliness, which we fail to realize in the daily humdrum of activities. We are together in person with our families, it sounds good, but then there is a need of such a person who is really close to our hearts and whom we can relate to with our soul and share our inner self.
Depression is the result of becoming addicted to materialistic things. This crisis has made us reflect on the value of relationships rather than unnecessary expenditure on materialistic things. Care for family and family members and their importance in our lives has become the mantra for happiness during these times.
Daily chores have begun once again, but we seem to be in more control now.
The author of this article is Mayura Mehta a resident of Udaipur and owner of boutique - Moral Shoppee