This is not a time-bound event. The answer depends upon many factors such as what precautionary measures are taken, the level of hygiene maintenance, the degree of research and study, our cooperation with our country’s administration, and also the way we react – either in panic or with patience, and how much we raise our awareness of this virus and its severity of negative impact on us.
It will recede after some time. The peak is still not over yet, it seems. Certainly, it cannot last for very long. However, these viruses become more active at certain times, and recede again, such as SARS, Ebola, HIV, etc have done in the past. They have a common origin it seems, somewhere from antiquity, even long before we arrived. However, each virus has its own character and tendency.
Governments imposing a lockdown is the right action to reduce the virus from spreading. The pandemic situation can be controlled by confining ourselves to wherever we are. It is really good that we are not exposing ourselves to public activities at the moment.
There is also the question of how long the virus will persist. From my understanding, it may subside after a few months. Yet this is not the first time this has happened. It has occurred many times in the history of human existence and in the history of the species on Earth. These viruses are of so many kinds and their existence dates back several billion years. Our ancestors have been infected by these types of viruses. Even today, we can see traces in our genes; through phylogenetic studies, the fossilised markers can trace infections, causing what we call mass losses, losing large numbers of humans as well as other species.
These viruses do not have an intelligent existence of their own. They are a part of both living and non-living entities. It is similar to the way that some people, for whatever reasons, behave demonically and destructively. They have a distorted mentality, and many other imbalances, so they become destructive to society. However, they are still part of our human society.
Similarly, viruses are simply debris of broken cells, damaged cells or corrupt cells. Somehow, certain viruses have gathered the capability over time of infecting animals and humans. If they can jump from the animal species to the human species, they are called ‘zoonotic’ and are capable of causing zoonotic disease.
Fortunately, our body is well equipped by nature to fight such deadly viruses. Our human existence is very powerful, our body has a good composition and it is well structured. Our immune defence ensures that we have a lot of protection. We really have to wonder how our body’s defence mechanism fights against such virulent viruses. Our bodies are made up of approximately 100 trillion cells, and even though about 5-10 million cells are used by viruses to replicate themselves, our immune system can still overcome them.
So, the system is very good. We should not work against our body’s natural defensive mechanism. We should work with our body’s immune system; joining with this system thoughtfully, emotionally and spiritually. We can then overcome such deadly outbreaks. At the end of the day, it is the body that has to fight off these virulent viruses; medicine can only assist and help to a certain extent. In truth there is no medicine for a virus. Vaccines can only stop the spread.
While our body has the knowledge to overcome the illness, in many cases 4. where the immunity is very low already, such as pre-existing conditions like respiratory or heart conditions, the body becomes more vulnerable to these types of viruses. Therefore, such people should take extra precautions. They should live naturally, regularly eat fresh food, which has been prepared with organically grown vegetables.
More than this coronavirus itself, it is our fear, stress and anxiety that can negatively affect us and highten our susceptibility. When we react with anxiety, stress and fear, worrying more about the future rather than recognising the present status and resources we may feel lifeless while we are still alive.
Therefore, we should not prematurely jump to negative conclusions. Instead we can take precautions and work constructively. We can remind ourselves that we are here now, things are going well, and even though some people have contracted the virus, there is still a good chance of survival, which has been proven in thousands of cases who have survived. When you are fearful, the body’s immunity diminishes rapidly and the body cannot effectively fight against the illness. It is as though you have
given up, and the body’s performance level drops.
Instead, to boost our immunity and maintain homeostasis (balance) at a good level, we should join in consciously with our body’s internal defensive system by being calm and maintaining an attitude of positivity. We should rest sufficiently, eat well in a timely fashion, observe vegetarianism, stretch with yoga, practice Dhyana and pranayama, chant good mantras, verify information and avoid making negative assumptions.
Stay grounded with your spirit and remain close to your breath.