I have observed and listened from many angles various theories and principles about the transmission, prevention, and cure from “men” from various platforms concerning pandemics and with the focus on corona-virus. (COVID-19)
My mind has gone on errands since and have brought many questions and observations on a whole lot of subject matters but the one I find interesting is about the power of the mind and I wish to share for delibrations and answers if any.
1. Why are most children not contracting this disease? We know that children are most vulnerable to the causes discovered for this virus. E.g. Not washing of hands frequently, shaking, taking in dirt and harmful substances, hugging, playing around with insects with some visiting their food while they are even eating, not keeping distances from peers. Paradoxically, without using sanitizers, hand gloves, nose masks, etc. if not instructed from parents
2. There have been several outbreaks of such viruses around the world in recent times like, Spanish flu, hepatitis B, Ebola, smallpox, Typhus, etc but one mystery which remains unanswered to many is that why are mentally challenged persons not affected by such What pandemics?
3. I have again observed that men and women who live in slums are not mostly affected by such outbreaks and we could all bear me out that, those are the areas which must be prone to such outbreaks but what is happening, we who claim to be intelligent and aware of personal hygiene are most vulnerable.
4. Again, I have observed that, most of such outbreaks come from most developed cities and countries full of elites, theoretical and educated persons. Spain, China, United States of America, Hong Kong etc.
Brethren, I know these are not ordinary times and this to shall pass as declared by the leader of this nation but my thoughts have still given some mysterious “hmmms” of these extraordinary times.
I have come by a revelation to some of the questions my curious mind has asked and I just can’t keep it to myself than to share and as well support and encourage individuals in panicking and afflicting homes. Now this is it, the answer is very simple and before I demystify it, let me ask these following questions
A. Do children think? And can they differentiate between good and evil always?
B. Do Mad Persons think?
C. Don’t the educated and theoretical persons really do a lot of thinking judging from theories and experiences?
D. Do “slummers” really think about hygiene?
E. Don’t big countries, cities together with their citizens really do analytic studies before coming out with theories and findings?
One major way of staying far away from such pandemics is watching your thoughts. One great teacher of mine in the person of “Eric Balo” lead me into the discovery of this revelation and truth about the power of the mind scripturally found in Proverbs 23:7: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart [is] not with thee.”
Haha, very simple right? Obviously, our thoughts determine what we get or what happens to our life. We become much more like our thoughts, that is why questions A, B, D answers No and C and E answers yes. Each of them becomes what they get because of their thoughts answering my first questions emanating from my thoughts. Hardly do we get to hear of children contracting diseases when pandemics of this nature come about, why? Because they don’t think.
Mentally challenged person diet on rotten and decayed food from the dirtiest places but they don’t break down in sickness like a mentally sound person, why? Because they don’t think.
Let me write you this story, There was a man, who was going to be punished by some Roman soldiers by pouring on him very hot water. Before the Soldiers could bring the water to the arena in the midst of onlookers, the man was shivering as an epileptic patient in the snow to the astonishment of the crowd.
No sooner than later, was the water brought into the arena, immediately when the water was poured on him, his whole skin was completely full of scalds. The soldiers were surprised and taken aback, you know why? The water poured on the gentleman was just warm water to make fun of him before pouring the hot water. So what caused the scald? Your guess is maybe good as mind, obviously his thought.
Brethren do not become so much conformed by imprisoning your mind to things that bring fear and panic. Be like a child or a mentally challenged person to things of destructions and they shall not come near you.
Let me share with you some powerful quotes about the “thought” from some renowned personalities.
Bob Marley: “Emancipate your mind from mental slavery.”
George Bernard Shaw: “Those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything.”
Dear reader, I urge you to be strong in these moments, do what you must do, since now no one can say he knows nothing about what is going on. But take courage and don’t let fear strip you off from your elevation ladder. Share words of encouragement with one another and in this time draw closer to your maker. It is very clear that the battle is always for the Lord and not by our strength. Nations have joined forces but solutions are taking the time. God is the greatest, turn to him and be saved.
As we still observe the measures spelled out for safety, kindly do yourself a favor by Remembering that, you become like your thoughts. Stay safe and think positive.
Credit: Eric Balo.
Reference: Washington Daily Post, 3rd March, 2020 & Pandemics: Wikipedia.
Source: Francis Doe Atitsogbui