Certainly, not all is well with the world today.
I don’t have to give any examples to prove this fact.
Certainly, not all will get well with the world any time soon.
I don’t have to give any reasons to explain why.
Certainly, not all well-wishers of the world, who are more in love with their voices and opinions than the world, have spoken their last about how to make it all well.
I don’t have to say anything more on why these well-wishers will not stop any time soon.
But one thing I am, and I sincerely hope to remain, quite certain of is this —
This is not a never-ending winter.
The Sun has a way to melt down the hardest ice and thaw out the harshest freeze.
The Light has a way to dispel the darkest darkness from the deepest corner and cranny.
The Dawn has a way to bring a new beginning, a greater faith, a stronger hope.
And what I am also certain of is this —
This is true not only of the World outside.
God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep;For man shall not know the coming till its hour
And belief shall be not till the work is done.(Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Book I, Canto IV, p. 55)
This is also true of the World, within.
Whatever the appearance we must bear,Whatever our strong ills and present fate,When nothing we can see but drift and bale,A mighty Guidance leads us still through all.(Savitri, Book I, Canto IV, p. 59)