Co-Rona to Coro-Na: The shift in consciousness

#Covid19 is the biggest challenge leaders face today. How we handle this challenge will decide our legacy. We have a choice to script the right legacy.
As Viktor Frankl said, ‘if we chase happiness, we may not get it’. Hence what we do for the collective good, will decide the legacy. While the #lockdown has redefined ‘Uncertainty’ in #VUCA, the future looks uncertain for almost all. While we take all the precautions prescribed by the government, medical fraternity for the common good, it helps to stay focussed on the larger goals of life, at a holistic level. Health, Family/Relationships, Spirituality, Hobbies are all back in focus, thanks to the lockdown.
As many world leaders have reminded us, this is a big challenge, but also an opportunity. An opportunity to go within.

If we do not come out of this #lockdown stronger at all levels,

  • physical, through exercises, yoga, or any other activity of your interest
  • mental, resilient and fearless
  • emotional, heal the relationships that have gone off the track during your pursuit of professional success, and
  • spiritual, with deeper self-awareness, faith over fear, #I2We2He,
  • else… we are just lazy?!

As we enter the 4th week of lockdown in India,

time to move from co-rona ( together-cry) to coro-na (coro-no), roha & na being in Hindi.

We have been discussing among friends, clients/coachees, fellow coaches & healers, and leaders…

How are you spending time during the #lockdown, courtesy #covid19?

Few things I have been doing:

Was blessed with the opportunity to co-present a webinar on #Healing, hosted by ICF Bengaluru Charter Chapter. We also launched our global online webinar for leaders & coaches, on “ICF Team Coaching” with Janet Harvey.

Have been part of a spiritual group, to join their chanting every evening at 10 PM. Then some prayer, healing.

Have passionately stayed with my morning routine.


Satsang with Sunder Iyer: Join the Satsang, mostly recorded, Satsang with Sunder, on Sri Hanuman Chalisa. 10h episode was aired today (India time). And we are just warming up. Dr Sunder is one of the best orators I know, with a fine sense of humour. Satsang are serious stuff, but he still share one or two lighter moments. He starts with chanting and ends with singing the entire Chalisa. In between he picks up a couple of lines and dives deep into it. He links not only yoga to the discussion, but spirituality too. Check out https://www.facebook.com/yogaman9/

Success Gyan’s Suren kicked off his webinar’s with the guru, Sri M.Topic- Why every challenge is an opportunity! Sri M’s autobiography, “Apprenticed to the Himalayan Masters” is a personal favorite, and I have widely recommended spiritual journeyhttps://www.facebook.com/successgyan/videos/571806607021582/
– One big take away for me was Sri M’s response to his morning routine. Even at his level, he sticks to a morning routine. A key success differentiator for all leaders.
– The discussion on, ‘do we need a Guru’ was very enlightening.

#Sadhguru With Sadhguru in Challenging Times, every evening 6 PM: Got this from another friend. Caught up with a few episodes.

Sadhguru: Official YouTube Channel of Sadhguru Considered among India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic…www.youtube.com

Books: Started with a few. What impressed me was Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear. A share in one of our alumni group prompted to start with this book, even though it has been on my to-read list for some time. Brilliant book on “habits” Join in my journeys with books at GoodReads Books (disclosure: I am no voracious reader. I think too much knowledge is more dangerous than little knowledge!)

I watched a few movies… We were clear not to watch anything that is linked to a virus-like story. We skipped ‘Parasite’, ‘Contagion’, ‘Virus’, etc

  • Mohanlal’s ‘Drishyam’, the original.
  • Gully boy — very inspiring story. Must watch.
  • Good News, Bareily ke Barfi
  • Yeh Zindagi, featuring SRK as a psychotherapist.
  • Ee vaikunthapurramuloo – a superhit action masala film 🙂
  • Kumblangi Nights‘, also a brilliant film.

One serial I really enjoyed, ‘Panchayat‘ on amazon prime. It is a very different treatment, simple.


Most importantly, a lot of self-reflection. Completed a lot of things on the work-front.

How are you spending your time?

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