In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Inside the Bubble.”
Inside the Bubble
A contagious disease requires you to be put into quarantine for a whole month (don’t worry, you get well by the time you’re free to go!). How would you spend your time in isolation?
Do I have my laptop and internet?
I guess quarantine doesn’t mean Wi-Fi not reaching me. Does it?
In which case, it will pretty much be the same. Without least pride I can say I can repeat this day for infinite number of times. Eternal Recurrence of Nietzsche- and yes I will have no problem at all! I have accepted this madhouse to be a penitentiary and I am doing my time without any repentance. I might be that doctor who visits the madhouse or that janitor or jailor who administers the penitentiaries or I might really be serving my term; in any case I have accepted it the way it is! And yet, it doesn’t mean that those who think they are shaping their destinies are really doing so. I will leave things foggy over here, for you to mull over and pass.
If no internet is available: I lived without any internet or cellphones in Vrindavan for about an year in 2013-14. I feel I am absolutely comfortable with that as well. Some fear of snakes, scorpions and likes was there but other than that I was absolutely fine. I used to meet more people everyday than I had met in years before. But in case of quarantine, I will not be able to see many people I guess. I am assuming I will not have television, internet, cellphone and laptop either. I feel if this extreme can be addressed many other things will be easier to explain.
What will I do during such a quarantine?
I will keep listening to word. I have done that before. I meditated 12 hours a day in January and February 2015. I thought I was on verge of getting perfect spiritual enlightenment so I did harder than usual work. I thought the flame was going to extinguish soon, so, why not burn brighter! So, I can easily manage 12-18 hours of meditation and rest in sleep. One month is quite easy for me. If I can get a notebook I will record my experiences; if not, then also I will manage. To avoid boredom, if I have to persist longer than a month, I will try to change between the meditation and breathing techniques practicing various techniques or experimenting or even inventing new ones.