Airborne insights during the Pandemic
The Teenager Today|September 2021
We are eagerly waiting for the Covid-19 episode to get over and return to normalcy. Or is this going to be the new normal? Coronavirus, in one way or the other, is entwined with the element of air. Now masked noses are the most common sights covering up some hidden airborne insights.
ITTOOP PANIKULAM, SVD

Be free of prejudices and biases, as the air.

The air does not know what prejudice is. It is least bothered about the size, the shape, the colour of the noses. It respects all varieties of noses. It happily journeys inside every type of nose, male and female alike, belonging to a Hindu, a Muslim, a Sikh, a Tribal or a Christian nose. For the air, a nose is a nose is a nose. And the air it sends to every nose is fresh and pure. It has been like that from the time air was. It behaves like God who too transcends all religions. You shouldn’t be surprised to know that such a freeing and all-embracing attitude will enhance the quality of your immunity to fight viruses.

Be good and do only what’s good, as the air does.

The air ever keeps on coming to our nostrils, adjusting perfectly to the uniqueness of our noses. It comes in gently without any sound and fury with the sole purpose of sharing life with us so that we may live and live fully. Irrespective of what we will do with it, whether we take it for granted or be ungrateful for it, it keeps on doing what is best for us. Whether we vitiate the atmosphere, pollute it, abuse or curse it, we can count on the goodness, faithfulness and the generosity of the air. You shouldn’t be surprised to know that such an attitude of accepting differences will enhance the quality of your immunity to fight viruses.

Practise the mantra of giving, as the air does.

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