Journey!

Don’t focus on the destination, enjoy the journey!

Having a conversation with millionaire who was in his early 70s, verbal sketch was something like – a wrinkled face with a sparkle and a glow flowing out, attire he worn was perfect for a business class meeting (though he was retired man), head covered with dove white silky hair (as if one could play the find-black-hair challenge), hands shivering but still the handshake was firm enough to understand the throw in his personality, he stood all straight without a stick, very meticulously he had a choice about everything – be it what he wore, what he read, what he ate and so on and so forth! Impressed by the way he presented himself to me! I actually looked upon this young-old man to throw light on topics like life, career, future, goals and stuff and initiated the conversation.

And there this man had a crisp to explain me these things – which normally sound as rocket science for teens and a big fat topic for parents to such teens! He just had summarized in words which meant that love what you do! Without the fear of what will be the result. The more you get result oriented, the more mechanical you are. The more you tend to fit yourself in a strict format, the more you happen to be machine. The more you get into stuff of pulling eggs in one basket, higher are the chances to topple and break a few.

He had his view explained right with an array of examples – he asked me to climb the morning in wee morning hours and then notice the way the sky changes it colours from dark night black to beautiful golden orange. The cold breeze that kisses you all the while you push yourself to the top. The silent darkness turning to the chirpy morning. Once you reach the highest point, the journey is over and you arrive to your destination, the view from the top is treat to your eyes because you have seen the canvas of sky with the most beautiful shades, you had felt the chilled morning travel its way through to the first ray of morning. The destination seems better and journey wont tire you even through its longest route if you simply learn to live the process and not the results.

And wow! How impressed I was to acknowledge this thought while recollecting the biggest of my achievements! You too can take it as an assignment! May be while cooking or while on your way back home or while on a walk, think of your biggest heights you reached and you will realize the result gives you satisfaction and sense of completeness but the minute you find yourself smiling acknowledge the memory you just recalled which was a part of the journey you travelled!

That old man….

Few morning sunshine have so much in them to teach you, they have so much to display that the teachings are as bright as the sun itself!

Something same happened this morning, with all cleaning stuff at home before Diwali there was lot of things which were old and to be scrapped out! Of course, the two factors – one being Indian and second being a middle-class Marwari family – the scrap was not just waste it was to be sold to the scrap seller and that was my so-called hard-earned money after all the cleaning done! (I hope a few of you can relate to me!)
Dad, has been selling scrap to an old man since last 12-15 years and he too very religiously comes to our place every Diwali in that tone “Sahib, Diwali ki Saaf-Safaai huyi ya naahi abtak? (Sir, is the Diwali cleaning done, so that he could collect the scrap) This time too he came, this old man nearly in his late 70s was so very active to pick up the heavy boxes filled with books which I could not even lift from my room to the outer corridor of my house, he picked all the papers, the cardboards, all the tins, plastic and was ready with the all calculations done. He handed over the money to me and left.

The incidence was done, but that old wrinkled face, tired watery eyes, the chapped lips, the sweaty skin covered with an old patchy shirt (but which was very clean), a little weary chappal which was stitched at the ends was all just haunting me with so much inspiration! Though he wasn’t having a very luxurious life or an AC cabin for his job, he did wear a beautiful smile. He never had an sports class car instead it was just a cart which he had to push the entire day long even when the sun showed its cruelty with those high flames! Nor did he have a branded pair of shoes or something which he could flaunt off!

But then he had something which most of us lack today even in our business class cars, wearing a Rado in one hand and eyes peeping out from corner of a brand-new gold-plated Ray-Ban – he had honesty and satisfaction of what he was doing, he wore a smile and was contended with what he did.

While collecting the scrap he said something very beautiful to me, “Didi, mehnat ka kama ke khaaye bina neend naahi aavat hai, aaj tak kabhi bhi kisi se be-imaani naahi kare hai hum (in that typical accent of his) (Which simply meant, Didi, there is no peace to sleep without working hard and earning money, till date I haven’t ever cheated anyone in my job)
So beautifully he taught me to earn as much as you deserve, as much as your hard work deserves gives you a sense of satisfaction. The morning will inspire me for lifetime to be honest and sincere in whatever one does!! If I am not wrong the teachings of Islam rightly say “Aaram ka paisa haram hai”

So, what I learnt was

  • Be satisfied in whatever you do, life has it own way to surprise you, hard work never goes unpaid!
  • Keep smiling, life observes you every single minute!
  • And lastly, be honest in whatever you do!

Smile and spread smiles. Get inspired and spread the vibes! Happy morning guys!

Dassera…

Just read something very beautiful and thought of sharing it!!!!

अजीब बात है….रावण जलाने के लिये पहले उसे बनाना पडता है।

Meaning:

It actually is such an weird or strange sort of thing that to burn the Ravan we first need to make it

(PS – Ravan is an evil character in Indian mythology who was killed by Lord Rama on Eve of Dassera. And as an age old tradition even today people burn huge statutes of Ravan on this day)

Just a feed to your soul today – Burn the Ravan inside you then burning things outside…The world will gradually be in peace once you find peace for yourself

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Happy and prosperous Dassera to all of you!!!

Mornings

Well, mornings like this one with nature and it’s so many gifts is far beyond perfect!!!

Sundays are all reserved for stress bursting, for all weekend chores, for that one lunch with your favorites, for that one movie to be seen or for cleaning up that desk which is piling up with papers… But…But… But… Do you really spend your sunday rightly as planned… Or just laze on the bed till the sun rises up on your head and wakes you up with its fierce rays peeping from window!!!??

Today let us just promise ourselves to spend the sunday to recharge our mental batteries for the new challenging week waiting to cram us with its twists and turns!!! So the question popping up will be how???

  • May be by just getting up early to spend some time with the chirping birds holding hot cup of tea and enjoying the cool silent breeze kissing your cheeks
  • May be simply clearing off the clutter on your study table to start all fresh, preparing new goals for the new week…
  • Or may be (my favorite) visiting a friend or relative whom you did miss but couldn’t even call up and have a word
  • May be you can cook something delicious for your breakfast…
  • Or writers can just sit down to pen all the thoughts that were waiting to be put on paper
  • Photographers can just walk out to click a few pics of the busy streets or those street dogs digging their nose in something..

Ohh!!! Sunday has just so much to be done… And I wish there could be 2 Sundays a week… My entire to-be done list will be completed

What are your ideas about sunday, do let me know in comments may be I get a new interesting one in my list!!😊

Window scenes

Mornings to wake up… With such a good morning chirping is just wonderful!!!

Well, it’s small things that can make your day if you have the right vision to enjoy every moment!!

See everything in such a way that even the worst seems perfectly best, because it’s your perception that decides your reaction and reaction decide your destiny!!!

Happy morning

Smile and spread smiles

Stick to your goals!

Many shells are drawn to the beaches or shore…. But only a few stay back… Rest are drawn back to the sea and are lost in its vastness!!

Be the one that sticks to the shore… Influences and forces might draw you to the opposite direction… But it’s your call to stay out or flow back, and once you flow back you are lost in the ocean of ordinary…

But if you stay back… You’ll be few of those unique shells which receive appreciation from the world!!!

Bappa… Evda aik na….!!!

With all Ganesha going back to their homes here’s a small request placed!!!

बप्पांचा निरोप घेताना दरवर्षीच डोळे अगदीच पाणावतात, १० दिवस पूर्ण घरात एक वेगळीच ऊर्जा पसरवणारा विघ्नहर्ता लाडका गणेश अखेर चालला आपल्या घरी!!!

बप्पा जाता-जाता तुला एकच मागावसं वाटतं….
तु इथे १० दिवस राहीलास, घरातल्या TV वर लागणारी news ऐकलीस, रोज बाबा पेपर वाचत असतानाही तु तिथेच होता!!! म्हणजे जगातलं वातावरण तुला माहीतच आहे!!

इथे ह्याचा accident, तिथे त्याचा murder, इथे हिंदू आणि मुस्लिम वाद, तिथे त्या दंगली….सगळंच सांगावं असं वाटत नाही कारण तुला माहीत आहेच
एक छोटीशी request, बप्पा आम्ही सगळे ना खुपच tech-savvy, sophisticated आणि अगदीच smart झाले आहोत (मुळात आमचे फोन smart झाले आणि आम्ही extra smart), globalization and असले काय काय भारी झालय पण ह्या सगळ्यात एक गोष्टीचा विसर पडलाय आणि तो म्हणजे “मी माणुस आहे, आणि माणुसकी हा माझा पहिला धर्म आहे”
हिंदू आणि मुस्लिम, Higher आणि lower caste ह्या गुंत्यात एवढे अडकलोय की आम्हाला हेच कळत नाही सगळ्यांचं रक्त लालच आहे, जगायला सगळेच श्वास घेतात, म्हणजे तिथे नाही ना आपण बघत की मी हिंदू आहे तर भगवा श्वास आणि मुस्लिम असेल तर हिरवा श्वास – असं काही नसताच ना!
बाप्पा आम्हा सगळ्या मुलांना ही सद्बुद्धि दे की आम्ही ह्या गोष्टीला समझु आणि माणुसकी हा धर्म पाळु, म्हणजे पुढच्या वर्षी तुझ्या स्वागतासाठी आम्ही सगळेच फक्त मंडप न सजवता आमची मन पण चांगल्यी विचारांनी सजवु!

गणपती बाप्पा मोरया. पुढच्या वर्षी लवकर या. !!!