Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06, Text 22
Life confronts us with challenges both externally and internally. External upheavals — financial and political, for example — are like tornadoes that twist and topple the familiar landscape of our settled daily routines. Internal upheavals — emotional and intellectual, for example — are like tornadoes that puncture and rupture our enthusiasm and faith. Just one of these challenges is difficult to endure.But when both confront us
simultaneously,enduring this double assault may seem almost impossible.Our very survival externally and our sanity internally may seem to be in jeopardy.
Times like these offer us precious opportunities to gain personal realization of the inestimable value of Gita wisdom. Though the Bhagavad-gita can offer us solace and strength at all times, we don’t feel the need when things seem normal in our lives. So, we neither seek its help seriously, nor experience it tangibly.