Corona makes what was negative positive. Germaphobes are now our front line. Aloof people who cannot touch others are now our models.
The Tantra of Corona is to meet Corona and the conditions it has created as if you choose it. This does not mean you chose it like you choose a chocolate ice cream. No, you choose it because you have to option but to choose it. You go to Corona as Jesus went to the Cross, in joyful participation. You participate with Corona; you don’t resist it, complain about it, cry about it, deny it…no…you accept it because there is no choice. If you don’t, then you exhaust your energy resisting something that resistance cannot change, and that destroys your immune system and make you more vulnerable to the complications of the virus.
Tantra is finding wisdom in the negative because there is no wisdom in fighting the negative. The negative and positive are ambiguous. They come together like the Up and Down of an elevator. You cannot only go UP. The Down defines the UP and the Up defines the down. What we really choose when we go to the elevator is the Elevator, the ONE that is two.
Corona is like that: Corona is both good/bad; up/down; Corona has no preferences, so in meeting Corona we cannot have preferences either. I know, we always prefer the good and resist the bad. But Corona doesn’t care. Corona is LIFE. (metaphor)
So we are reaching Situation Corona: Where can you go that Corona is not. Where can you go that Life is not? We may hideaway in a castle, but walls do not work with Corona. We have to assume everyone we meet has Corona.
When we used to hug and touch and feel bad if we didn’t, now we must not hug and touch and feel better because we didn’t. In this way, Corona makes us discover our essential nature, which is not conditioned behavior. Where we didn’t wash, now we wash. Where we used to shop, now we don’t. Where we used to be on auto-pilot, now we have to be mindful of what our hands are touching.
While Corona may destroy our old habits and certainties, Corona is creating great mindfulness, consciousness, and awakening of our basic creative nature.