Gratitude and peace amidst global pandemic

Being able to have a home/room to practice social distancing/physical isolation, have access to clean water and soap to wash hand and/or body, have home toilet/bathroom, have access to get enough grocery and daily needs once every few weeks, have a kitchen and gas access to be cooking (even just for having instant noodles or a cup of hot drink), have electricity to be storing food for weeks/months in a fridge/freezer and enjoying all sorts of comforts, conveniences and entertainments at home, have internet access to be continuing mentally/emotionally (socially) active, have enough physical/mental space to be continuing physically/mentally active, have access to face mask and sanitizer, have ‘the sense of humour’ to entertain and/or uplift oneself and others, being able to breathe effortlessly, being able to continue generate income by working at home or have enough savings for surviving a few more months, and etc, are inaccessible ‘luxury’ for many others around the world.

Need not be disappointed/upset towards travelling restriction, favorite food items or beauty products or entertainments non-available, accessibility to clean eating and specific food trend is disrupted, personal/family/business/social/cultural/religious/spiritual/leisure meetings, gatherings, events, festivals and celebrations or favorite outdoor interactive/non-interactive activities are cancelled or non-available for a period of time, and etc.

Wishing everyone peace during this time being.

‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ is part of the human cultural values and practice, it’s nothing to do with yoga…

‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ is part of the human cultural practice, it’s nothing to do with yoga.

Gratitude, gratefulness and thankfulness are not necessarily has to be expressed in words like ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’.

Selfless actions are not influenced by human cultural values and beliefs. It is being performed whether there is politeness, acknowledgement, appreciation, gratitude, gratefulness, thankfulness, or not, before the actions, in the process of the actions, and after the actions.

If people want to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’, let them be. Our actions are not determined by these ‘words’ or ‘appreciation’ from anyone.

If people don’t say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’, let them be. Our actions are not determined by the absence of these ‘words’ or ‘in-appreciation’ from anyone.

If we need to hear other people to say ‘Please’ for us to do something for them, or to give something to them, then only we will perform actions ‘happily’, then we are not really practicing yoga.

If we need to hear other people to say ‘Thank you’ to us for doing something for them, or giving something to them, then only we will feel satisfied and worthy, then we are not really practicing yoga either.

If it is something beneficial for everyone, without anyone says ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’, we will do it out of compassion.

If it is something detrimental for anybody, even somebody says ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’, we won’t do it out of compassion.

Perform all our actions, free from the influence of personal human cultural values and practice, free from egoism, identification, attachment, expectation, craving and aversion, go beyond worldly cultural thinking and beliefs.

There’s no ‘I’ to be ‘performing’ actions. There are no actions being ‘performed’. There’s nobody ‘benefited’ from ‘my’ actions. There’s no ‘I’ to be ‘receiving’ the fruit of actions. Although there are actions being performed through the mind and the body.

The elements of fire, wind, water, earth and ether don’t need any politeness, acknowledgement, appreciation, gratitude, gratefulness, thankfulness from anything and anyone to be performing their ceaseless actions of giving, providing and supporting everything and everyone to be existing.

Be free.