On March 11th, World Health Organization (WHO) twitted: “… We have therefore made assessment that COVID19 can be characterized as pandemic.”
Back in January 2020, when news about Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan China was released to the public, people in Chinese speaking community became panicked. Within a week, people all over the world were talking about it.
Every day on public media, social media, literally everywhere people are spreading news about Coronavirus, 1000 times quicker than the actual virus spreading. Since early February, our parents and siblings have been trying to talk us into stocking food and daily necessities. They said that it was suggested by so called “authorities”.
When we went to local grocery stores, we noticed that household products like toilet paper and antiseptic hand soap were out of stock everywhere. This means that people are taking “authority” suggestions very seriously. But we don’t.
You may wonder why and how we are not worried about the Coronavirus. Let me explain this first.
What A Virus Is and How A Virus Works
By definition, virus is an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.
So the mission of a virus, any virus including Coronavirus, is to duplicate, multiply itself in order to survive. Because it needs living cells to multiply itself, its survival depends on the living host. Its mission is not to kill the host, because otherwise it cannot survive either.
But you may wonder, what actually caused the death of the host. It is literally the host himself/herself. When the host’s immune system overreacts, it creates severe swelling in the affected body parts, which worsen the preexisting conditions. In Coronavirus cases, people died from too much hydro drops in lungs (you can understand it as flooding in the lungs so that people cannot breathe and drown to death) and/or preexisting conditions.
Your State and Coronavirus Infection
Do you know that our body’s reaction is highly related to our mind. Over reaction from our body usually reflects the state of our mind. There is an old Chinese saying: 邪不干正. Literally, it means that the negative could never affect the positive.
The negative and the positive here doesn’t mean bad or good from human perspective. It does not tell you to think in positive way either. It does not refer to our thoughts. Human thoughts can be very tricky. They are mostly not in line with our true intentions. You can persuade yourself to think only positively, by which you can hypnotize yourself into “everything is gonna be fine”, “Qigong can prevent infection”, “forming a consciousness Qi field to clean the virus”, etc. Do you really believe that things will work the way you think?
Actually, you know the answer deep down. Because no matter what nonsense you talk yourself into, in reality you are still in doubt, worry and fear, which was exactly what that old saying described as the negative. Unfortunately when people are in that state, things that they don’t want would likely to happen.
You might wonder, “how can I be in the positive state?” That is what we are helping people to realize. Whenever something happens outside, ourselves will be fine inside. In that state, we will totally accept even if we are infected. Only when we 100% accept whatever is happening to us, we will be in a truly stable, stillness, relax and peaceful state. That is the positive state which that old saying was telling us.
More about “What shall we do about Coronavirus? Shall we continue to practice?” is in the complete audio blog here.
(Image credit to Daniele Trevisan.)