Do we really have a choice to choose the kind of people with whom we are more compatible? if only we can, how lovely it would be, may say the minds of many. Starting from the worldly relationships to the spiritual associations, it is a battle that goes on outwardly or quietly suppressed within.
What is the cause for this? a very simple reply,"DESIRE". desire chases satisfaction and satisfaction chases desire. End result, engulfed in the flame of self-centeredness. Any association with such a virus is sure to have its effects. Fever, commonly encountered by almost everyone is a classic example. The virus affected body and mind can represent a thousand shades of reactions and responses. Some people are totally engulfed by the flame of the virus and they lose their own self. One may even have to wonder, just a fever and this person looks like as if he is in his death bed. It is a clear sign of the mind too getting affected by the virus. Strangely, someone on death bed, may still be bubbling with full of liveliness(even without uttering a word) which is again the sign of freedom of the mind from virus. Body and mind are undoubtedly interconnected, yet that which makes the difference in expression is the self-connectedness or self-centerednes.
Virus or no virus, there is always a possibility to remain in the domain of freedom. No one willingly asks for a cancer, but, if bestowed, atleast embrace it lovingly and remain free from its clutches. Similarly, when bestowed with the best health, do not blast it in the flame of self-centeredness but again embrace it lovingly with gratefulness. Sounds easy? but, that's the beauty of the choiceless choice. Nothing comes easily and all that one pays to pave way is to meditate and remain connected with your own self.
Roller-coaster, it is, with ups and downs, choose to be fearless to remain free. Enjoy the moments of freeness with your own self no matter what the outside association may present, bubbly or moody! try not to confine within the walls of desire, however silly or noble it may be.
Move to the expanded vastness of freedom.
Awareness in both the zones is essential. Not to reject anything, like the uninvited virus. One has to be only aware of it and attend to it on the surface of the body and watch it from the mind.
Lets move from self-centeredness to Self-connectedness!