Faith & Fear cannot co-exist

While talking to my aunt the other day, she happened to mention this, “Faith & Fear cannot co-exist”. So profound! She told me how it had impacted her and every time she had negative thoughts of fear – how she reminded herself of her faith.

So true! I have been fortunate that I got a chance to read the Bhagvad Geeta in the past few weeks. Why fortunate ? Well, the book has been in my house for the past 7 years and I have tried reading a few chapters in the past. But the understanding and interpretation of that holy scripture that I have today is very different and it is making a very POSITIVE impact.
It is very enlightening and rejuvenating.
Bhagvad Geeta shows one the Way of Life! How to live a life which is fulfilling and purposeful. I can talk about the Bhagvad Geeta for hours but I will stick to the topic I have chosen today.

Today the whole world is gripped by the fear of the Corona virus (covid-19) pandemic and in these difficult times everyone is dealing with it differently based on their experiences, circumstances and Faith.

I believe that when one has faith that everything happens for a reason and it is always the Best and that it is designed by some Higher Power or Almighty or as some people choose to call it – LIFE ( as in Robin Sharma’s Book The 5AM club – Own your morning. Elevate your Life). In his book he writes, “Trust – always – that Life has your back – even if what’s unfolding makes no sense”.
These current circumstances are no different. It just doesn’t make sense and is very hard to grasp. We are not sure when life will be back to normal or whether the normalcy of life will be redefined? It is quite daunting. The news and multiple forwarded messages on social media platforms about the death toll and heart wrenching experiences of some patients and their family members adds more fear to the already bewildered and completely wrecked state of mind.

The ‘state of mind’ being the term to emphasize on.

Yes, this is an unprecedented event of our times. There is no documented (or rather adequately recorded) evidence of the entire world being affected by a pandemic for such a long time where the global economy had taken a hit. These uncertainties bring out the fear of the unknown in all of us which spins to a whirlwind of negative thoughts only to be sucked into this dark pool of hopelessness.

What is happening to the World is beyond our control right now. But what is in our control is Only Our State of Mind, as is the case in life with all the adverse situations and circumstances. Faith is the only anti-dote for this hopelessness. The rock solid foundation which makes our mind a fortress knocking out all negative thoughts and not allowing any hopelessness to penetrate.

I had read somewhere that FEAR can be handled in two ways, Forget Everything And Run OR Face Everything And Rise!
Our faith helps us, supports us to Face Everything and Rise positively. It is that strong belief that whatever happens, happens for a reason and it is always the best – which gives us the power to accept and rise positively.

I would like to leave everyone reading this article this positive thought and close this topic for today,
“The struggle that we are in today (no matter how frustrating, painful, unwanted it is), is developing the strength that we need for tomorrow. – Just have faith”