Why The Pandemic Is an Opportunity For Us All


Sometimes change isn’t easy.

So it might be tempting to say, “Why is now an important time to make a lifestyle change? Why do I have to do it now? Wouldn’t it be easier to wait until everything’s back to normal? Why can’t I just watch TV or numb out on social media until all of this is over?”

Well, we started this challenge with an appeal to you. An appeal on behalf of stretched healthcare systems. An appeal on behalf of the whole of humanity. An appeal to focus on boosting our own immune system in order to ultimately reduce our chances of getting the infection, and thereby reducing the spread of this virus and the burden on the healthcare system. And by taking the time each day to incorporate even some of these changes, you might just be saving a life. But for sure, you’ll be changing your life and the lives of those around you.

So hopefully now we can begin to see some subtle silver linings behind this pandemic.

This may be one of the first times in our lives that we’ve had the opportunity to really think about going inwards. And it’s only when we have this pause in life that we get to reflect and do something to improve our mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Humanity was rushing. We were all rushing and there were consequences that we couldn’t see. Now we have the time and the space to reflect and go inwards.

And as we go through this temporary time together, I want you to know that the Gupta Program is here with you on this journey.

We’re here for you. And we want to help you in any way that we can. You’re not alone in going through this. We’re all in this together. When we’re going through challenging times, we often find it hard to remember the good times, don’t we? Because our mind ignores information about the positive things and focuses our attention on the negatives. And this is our mind’s protection mechanism, to make sure that we deal with the issue at hand right now.

The issue is, that the minds may overprotect. And sometimes it doesn’t switch off this protection mechanism, which then compromises our immune system. So we can guide our minds lovingly, from the compassionate adult-self. Guide our mind to places where it does have the ability to influence and change the situation.


Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Coronavirus Challenge. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – www.guptaprogramme.com

Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.

He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App www.themeaningoflife.tv

He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development. www.ashokgupta.tv

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