Rumi: “When you are dead, seek for your resting place not in the earth, but in the hearts of men.”
Longfellow: “…And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time.”
If Covid-19 hasn’t taught us anything as yet, then we should take a pause and step back from our false infatuation with the tides of our times, and look at ourselves from outside of our bodies.
We must realize that we are only ‘quiet dust’, drifting along with purpose, it would seem, in the face of invisible, deadly threats, that could fatally devastate large swaths of humankind. We have become susceptible and fragile to nature’s way of telling us that we are nothing.
Nothing? No! We are not nothing!
We need to follow simple and basic principles of love, appreciation, caring, respect, and cleanliness, and to realize that we are more than ‘quiet dust’. If we do not find our real selves, then that is all we will be, dust. We have inherited this dust from those that came before us, and we will pass it on to those who will come after us.
We have to live with respect for each other, and respect for the forces of nature. We have to find out who we are. We have to discover that part of us that is not ‘quiet dust’, and to realize that that unseen part can make us immortal, strengthened, or weakened, by what we do, be it good, or, bad. We may not be able to conquer all the bad forces and viruses around us, but we can conquer ourselves and create footprints on the sands of time that will make us immortal.
Harry Bissoon 6/16/2022
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