- As is often the case, several of those WhatsApp forwards that relentlessly bombard each one of us hardly manages to attract attention in pursuing the same, leave alone following with due diligence. Even if a few of those forwards do manage to hold our attention, the information deluge is so massive that we tend to forego the option of following some useful material by simply ignoring to consider with any serious intent. There is an exception though if the forward so received are from a highly reliable source or a known individual(s).
PC: Rita El Khoury
- As many of us would readily vouch, the majority of the forwards do get ignored or finds themselves getting deleted invariably. However, one of the recently received forwards from a dear friend about Japanese research – no way to authenticate the veracity as claimed – did catch my attention which went about describing the common ailments afflicting humanity in the face of lifestyle changes courtesy modernity defined world order. Undeniably, keeping in line with the changing times, the lifestyle of humanity has indeed witnessed tremendous alteration. Look around, there are plenty of changes occurring eternally.
- The jury is still out as to whether such changes so seamlessly adopted by the modern world in terms of innovations, inventions, developments, modernization, and progressions in many fields using perpetually evolving cutting-edge technologies aided by science vis-à-vis materialistic accomplishments has truly ushered in never seen before comforts. Humanity though is quite happy and gung-ho embracing every new addition with open arms expecting newer novelties to aid in enhancing the living conditions to a different level.
PC: B.K. Mohan Singhal
- No harm in welcoming those alluringly deceptive amenities facilitating humanity to lead lives in coziness. However, have we ever wondered what the cost is whilst sacrificing time tested characteristically simple living that human beings were so accustomed to lead since millenniums? Human beings by nature tend to overdo everything and anything by conveniently letting go of the basic premise of maintaining an equilibrium or balancing to live in harmony with nature. No disputing this fact.
- Not for nothing, it is mentioned by the sagacious people – as within, so without – meaning what is present inside us will invariably manifest outside. When the inner being is in harmony with the outside elements governing the universe, we, the human beings tend to live in serene congruence without upsetting the natural order. No moment the harmony is disturbed owing to negligence or false premises, there will be unwanted consequences on the health of an individual(s) in varying degrees.
PC: Samavedula Venkata Rama Sastry
- Embracing modernity in all its hues is not a sin at all but turning blind eye to organic living as elucidated by the past masters and profound thinkers would invite an unhealthy streak of illnesses – both mental and physical – robbing us of our comforts in no time. No harm in reiterating that mind over matter does essay a defining role in shaping our well-being. Negative emotions viz. stress, ill-temperament, extreme laziness, sad feelings, stubborn attitude, pent-up feelings, hatred, and undue worries should be kept at bay no matter what.
- Simple life habits followed diligently will do the needful. What are they? Control over mind, regular exercises, moving around to ensure free circulation of blood/flow of oxygen, meditation, laughing and making others laugh, and of course, socializing by making friends who could simulate our well-being. The only mantra available is to strengthen our soul, mind, and body by adopting these simple measures to stay in perfect harmony/health and enjoy the fruit of life till we last. Any takers?