The wheel of time is turning, bringing delicate situations. The present Covid Pandemic teaches a lot. Youths who used to go to an institute or college are studying online. Employed youth are working from home with a pay cut. Many are unemployed. The scenes are likely panicking, disturbing and desperate. Nevertheless, we must learn how to remain calm, confident and cool in such a delicate situation.
Confidence strengthens thoughts in difficult times. Confidence doesn’t allow weak thoughts to overpower positive ones. Confidence feeds positive thoughts rooted with conviction and belief. A confident person doesn’t allow the feeling of uneasiness and being low to dominate the mind and life in general. The practice of self-affirmations like – success is my birthright, everything good will happen to me, everything shall pass, nothing last forever, etc. Because the truth is that things keep moving. Crises, problems and situations are not forever.
Calmness: Situations insist one to react, to respond, to answer and to reply in certain ways. Youth should remain calm while responding to adverse situations. Calmness helps to see the actual picture, the situation as it is, even helping to take decisions on how to respond and when to respond. Calmness is the natural nature of the soul. It frees from the feelings of irritation, uneasiness, anxiety etc. and it helps to make proper decisions. Therefore, pause or postpone or hold for a moment. Don’t be reactive or impulsive.
Being Cool: Remaining energetic is good but losing coolness under aggression or adversity is bad. If mental coolness is lost, then mental balance and self control is lost also. In a war, the enemy always tries to lose the temper and the patience of the adversary. Then under pressure they don’t act as per the plan, rather acts under tension and restlessness. Under such situations, the mind doesn’t work properly and makes mistakes. So when there is coolness then there is self-control, psychological balance and an increase of decisiveness. Coolness doesn’t mean to be non-active, rigid, non-reactive or feeling sleepy but to maintain speed and rhythm with proper self-control. In-depth, understanding of the process with self-confidence can keep one focused and cool. Coolness is the understanding of utilizing the inside fire in a controlled manner. The opposition will always try to disturb, to irritate, uncontrolled and frustrated, using words and actions to suppress. Coolness and a well-composed mind remains focused and it succeeds.
Coolness, calmness and confidence are three important virtues and a need of the hour. Cultivate these qualities in life. This can make you and your family life happier, healthier and protected. Crisis gives various opportunities. See the silverline in the cloud and make the best use of the evolving opportunities to be successful. Remain connected to the Almighty, the bestower of confidence, courage, knowledge and coolness and calmness will develop automatically.