Staying Emotionally Healthy During Challenging Times | Sadhguru
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One can always talk about thenegative impacts on the economy and how our lives will be.
At the worst, I'm saying, are the worst, our lives may becomeas it was ten years ago, at the worst.
Or maybe it will go backby a few months or a year.
In terms of economic possibilities, comforts, conveniences; we may step back, it's possible.
I'm saying if it rages across the world.
But we have seen already certain nations, conducting it in a responsible and systemic way.
They've managed to seethat it doesn't go that way.
At least here in India, we are stamping it down quite hard.
If everybody cooperatesand behaves responsibly, I think it will not gothat way, but definitely some loss is going to bethere in everybody's lives, irrespective of who you are.
The rich, poor, middle class, everybody.
But the sparrows as you can hear, they seem to be very happy.
I'm sure many othercreatures are very happy.
People are sending me videos ofdolphins have come to Mumbai coast, this happened, that happened.
Well, it's very much possible because human footprint is not strong in these three weeks of lockdown.
I'm sure other creatures willenjoy the planet a little more, which is also good.
And maybe these three weeks of practice will make people, initially they're struggling butmaybe they will learn to step back and enjoy their life by simply closing their eyes.
There are many good possibilities.
So I am saying whatyou consider as bitterness is only because of your resistance, otherwise, bitterness is also good.
So the wisdom of this tradition, on a New Year's day weare not just eating sweets, we are eating in equal proportion ofbitterness and sweetness because we understand life comesin its many possibilities.
If you do not accept what you think is bitter, then you will rule outall the possibilities of life and just stay with what you know.
So today is Ugadi, all the Kannada and Telugupeople particularly, I think for.
Tamil culture, The new year's day comes after a few days.
This new year's day is kind of related and around the spring equinox.
This means the position of the sun inrelation to the northern hemisphere, particularly the tropics it changes dramatically.
And this is the time sunlight is at its best.
Sunlight at its best means life should be at its best.
But unfortunately becausewe've ripped the planet off, because there is no shade anywhereand water is a serious concern extra sunlight or summer means a whole lot of people are terrified.
It is not by coincidence that they fixed 22nd of March as World Water Day, which most people this year forgot becauseeverybody is on world Corona day.
22nd of March was World Water Day and 23rd we were supposed to have Soil Water and Climatechange conference here, which now we have indefinitely postponed.
Well, post-Ugadi means, generally it rains, one or two rains will happen, one or two showers will happen in the next few days.
But, water crisis also begins because it's starts getting hotter and water, the need for water goes up, but the availability of water goes down.
Well with this Corona, water crisis can be quite disastrous.
It may force people tocome out of their homes and do desperate things, as.
if the water doesn't come in their taps, which can happen in manyplaces in southern India.
Well, they will come out and nobodycan stop them from coming out, you can't forcefully keepthem in when there is no water.
These chances are there, contingency plans I think are being made but, to what extent can weservice such a large population is always a question mark.
So anyway, this is a beginning of a year in terms of.
This year, I think, normally, Ugadi means people visit eachother and it's a big celebration.
In southern India it's one ofthe most important festivals.
I think temples are all closed down, communities cannotmeet, families cannot meet.
Right now, people are sitting back and maybe they didn't even get the neem flower, jaggery I'm sure they had at home.
But maybe they could notprocure the neem flower also.
I understand their distress, but.
the important aspect of consuming neem floweron the first day of the year, is.
that we will be able to handleanything that comes our way.
To make ourselves in such a way that we are not victimsof what comes our way, whatever comes our waywe will make the best out of it, that is a thing about life.
So right now it's a virus, tomorrowit can be a dinosaur who knows! Whatever comes, how to make the best out of it, because a year passing, or a new year means time is rolling away.
Time is rolling awaymeans our life is getting over.
That's what it means.
Most people are celebratingtheir New Year's days and birthdays without understanding, without being conscious that actually, these are milestones to tell you that your life is getting over.
You need to get into alittle more urgency about what is it that youwant to do with this life.
Everybody needs to get into little more urgency, today is new year, this means what? One year went by.
Today is your birthday, what does it mean? One year gone by.
This means you must get intolittle more urgency, it's a reminder.
And now, being alone, being by yourself you know, when we do Samyama programs and intensive programs, we ask you to be silent be alone by yourself Government of India is doing this for you, we are a very spiritual nation.
Well, it's happening across the world most nations have lockeddown for seven days, fifteen days, twenty-one days, whatever.
I think they are onlycoming in instalments.
Probably the lockdown will be much longer.
It is also hope and a belief, we're not sure about this, but most people are hoping, and it is possible that.
the ability of the virus to transmit itself may come down as temperatures rise, as the sun's position in relation with the planet changes, its ability to transmit may go down.
Above all, with thesolar energy powered up, our bodies will functionwith little more zest.
Because of that our immunesystems definitely function better.
So, we may go throughCorona in a much milder way, than some nationsunfortunately are going through.
I got, you know, people are sendingall kinds of messages.
Somebody that we know very well, volunteer family from New York City, they said last ten days they.
somebody in the office is tested positive.
But now, all four ofthem, the whole family, two of them young boys, maybe sixteen and thirteenor something like that.
All four of them wentthrough all the symptoms mildly, had some breathing difficulties, but they did not go to the hospital, they took care of themselves at home.
Now after ten, this is theeleventh or twelfth day, they are saying they're feelingmuch better and they're okay, the temperature is gone, breathing difficulty is gone.
Little cough is there, but they're recovering by themselves.
So this is what could happen.
definitely we are underthe influence of sun, our.
immune systems will function better.
If this happens, thetwenty-one day lockdown may serve the purpose.
But if the virus gets smarter, who knows, if they have come with theirown air conditioning or something, who knows, who knows what tricks they have.
They're all tricks of creation.
If they manage to go about the same way, then twenty-one day may not be enough, one may have to stretch it further.
So this is a spiritualsummer, that's all I'm saying.
A long retreat wherever you are.
I'm seeing that the mantra is for manyof you just in the mouth.
That's not the way to do it.
The mantra is designed in such a way, if you utter it, naturallythe reverberation starts from the base of your belly.
This is very important.
This is your manipuraka.
This is where your maintenance center is.
And right now becauseeverything is virus orientated, activating your manipuraka, which is the maintenancecenter is very important.
So when you utter the mantra, you.
unless you become very.
habitually chanting, not consciously chanting, then mantra is naturally startingfrom the base of the belly.
You are chanting habitually becauseyou know and blah blah blah blah.
It could be abuse, why mantra.
But I think when you abusesomebody, it comes right from here.
I don't think anybodycan abuse like this.
When you abuse, it comes fromhere, so do the mantra like it's abuse.
That is you are involved.
The mantra, the sounds are geometricallydesigned in such a way, naturally they touch the deepest point within you.
Only then it energises you, only then it activates your samat prana.
If you start chanting the mantra, if I say this, because weare in an open platform, certain people will go crazy, but let them.
You will see that you will start sweatingfrom certain parts of the body.
I'm stressing on this, you will start sweating fromcertain parts of the body.
Well, it's summertime, you maybe sweating all the time, that's a different matter.
But you will see.
that you will start sweating certainparts of the body if you do it intensely.
And that's important, you must notice that.
I don't have to tell youfrom where you will sweat.
But you will notice that certain parts ofthe body will sweat more than the rest of the body whichmay be sweating because of the atmospheric temperatures.
Whichever way, if you chant for ten – fifteen minutes, you must.
two clothes at least must be wet, to some extent, in this weather.
Otherwise, you must perspirea little bit.
If the weather is cool, you must have littleperspiration going somewhere in your system, that will naturally happen.
So please be conscious of this when you chant the mantra.
We will do it right now.
And as you do it, because.
because I just reminded, you know, another year has gone by and life is getting briefer, you don't have to run away, because I'm seeing people are trying to get more and more fast.
This is the idea, this is the teaching from the virus.
A machine which runs slow but functions at its peak is a good machine.
A machine which is hyper will expend itself.
It runs easy, but still at low RPM itfunctions at very high quality, that's what is needed.
So don't run away with the mantra, there is a pace we have set, just go with that.
Wherever you are, if youcan sit with yoga mudra, with eyes closed, witha slightly upturned face.
Sadhguru and participants chantYoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya.
Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya.
Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Bhuta Bhuta Bhuteshwaraya Kala Kala Kaleshwaraya Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya Sadhguru chantJaya, Jaya, Jaya, Mahadeva.
So when you utter the mantra, it's important that.
it comes from your manipura or deeper down.
At least the last part of itwhen you say shambho, you must say like it's the lastthing you want to say in your life.
You want to throw out everything.
This is the last thing you are going to do.
That's how you must say it.
Well, I hope that will be the lastthing you will say in your life too.