With the coronavirus disease, Covid-19, on a relentless march, these are desperate times across the world. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, once said, “For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable.” While desperate times call for desperate measures, and they are being taken, the need of the hour is not to panic.
We must try to focus on the positives, no matter how depressing the situation may seem. We should look for the silver lining. It is quite ironic that Covid-19 cautions people against being too close to another and has pushed governments to follow compulsory social distancing, with borders being sealed in order to contain the spread of the virus. But in this effort, Covid-19 has united humankind as never seen before. There is shared learning and course correction.
We must now take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. A sense of calm is required. This will give us the required fortitude to weather the Covid-19 storm.
Instead of a doomsday approach to life, let’s remain calm and positive. Remember, “Equanimity is calamity’s medicine”.