Five cars honking at the same time, while passers gave me a look with utter disgust, oops!! I was in a no entry, zooming my car in the wrong direction.
I cursed the stranger in my heart, for having told me a wrong way. With fear in my heart, not wanting to get caught, I took a U turn and slowly made my way in the lane before .
Oh! Here comes the temple.. and comes the signal after that … and now the right turn opposite the state bank… and yes I reached my destination… The Heart said – ‘Sorry stranger – Oh my God! This is the way what you meant?’
I Have been popping the same medicines for days, and every time I ask the doctor, he says ‘continue, continue with the same medicines for few more days’. But nothing seems to be improving in me!
“So what if he is our family physician? He too is a human first , prone to the weaknesses like greed. He surely gets commissions for prescribing these medicines.. Who knows?? I will be alright anyways, let me give these up!”
I left the medicines but the ulcers increased and so did the pain,so much so that it could not have been worse …. Heart said- ‘Sorry doctor – Oh my God! A precaution is what you meant? ‘
‘I won’t allow you, no matter what. These two wheeler’s are too risky! Don’t you read the newspaper everyday!? So many accidents are reported every day.’
“But father, But, But…..”
‘This is the final decision! You will not get a bike, that’s it!’
“Who says he is a father, he is a Hitler. He has no clue about the reality, just makes too much fuss. All my friends have two wheeler’s..”
One of those beautiful rainy days, me and my friends zoomed on his bike enjoying life to its fullest, I closed my eyes to save the moment in my mind..They say, I opened my eyes much later, at the hospital… “What happened how did I reach here?” , they said it was that biggest pot hole we crashed into, we became unconscious immediately .. Heart said -‘ Sorry father- Oh my God! This likelihood is what you meant?’
“My” Story four
Me- “Guru? Why do I need a Guru in life? I can teach the world “The Art of Living” myself..
The words of wisdom from elders , the laws of dharma taught by saints, yoga, meditation all sounded obsolete to me.
Until one day, when my Guru found me and I started my journey on the spiritual path and it all started making so much sense.
And even now, after fifteen years of walking the path, A feeling of wonder constantly knocks the door of my heart ‘Oh my God! Having a Guru, this is what it meant?? ‘
I am sure many such stories unfold in every life, when the meaning of words are revealed much later. They remain like those codes which never popped on the screen of life. And we reject them thinking they are untrue or unwanted, isn’t it.. 🙂
Doesn’t matter if these stories do not make any sense to you, sometime in future it may happen that the chord gets struck (like it did for me) and you say – ‘Oh my God!THIS IS WHAT YOU MEANT..’
Until then keep Smiling 😉 🙂
Published by vasuaol
Ms. Vasudha Jhunjhunwala holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She is associated with the Art of Living since year 2000. Born and brought up in a pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan she currently resides in Amchi Mumbai with her family. For nearly a decade, Vasudha has inspired more than 10,000 youths with her teachings and social work. She has undertaken various projects and has been an instrument of change for its success. Juggling between home and work, in her spare time Vasudha likes to paint, write poems, learn music and play badminton. She is a Social Worker, Entrepreneur, State Coordinator of The Art of Living, Student of Sanskrit & Classical Music, Writer, Homemaker, Mother, Meditation Teacher, Public Speaker, Recipient of CSO-2014 award by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and has travelled in 30 Countries.
She is a quintessential deshbhakt. It is difficult to match her youthful Energy.
Vasudha is extremely passionate about her initiatives. One of the most successful projects lead by her was the ‘Vote For a Better India’ - A campaign that facilitated the voter registration process and lead to 5 lakh citizens new voter registration across India in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Bringing more awareness to the people in the community she began the initiative ‘Mind your Vehicle’ - A project to sensitize citizens towards traffic discipline with 2000 volunteers in Mumbai. The project saw good media coverage. She was also the founding member of ‘Save Aarey’ project. In this project more than 300 volunteers cleared 5-truck loads of garbage from Aarey colony. With an aim to instill a sense of responsibility and nationalism among the youth, she has spearheaded several initiatives that included women’s safety drives, blood donation drives, cleanliness drives at railway stations and sea-shores, health and hygiene awareness camps and others.
Often people ask her what made her belief so strong to walk the spiritual path. She affirms that, “just like the light house guides the ship through darkness of night, our conscience guides us through decisions of life. For a smooth sail, just listen to it!”
The drought in Maharashtra had led to an increasing number of farmer suicides and Vasudha decided to contribute towards River Rejuvenation Project in the state. She along with her team revived around 22kms of Manjara river. The river Manjara rejuvenation in Latur District benefited 5 lakh villagers in its vicinity. Vasudha was also a part of the Solar Lamp Project. She was the catalyst in the distribution of solar lamps to flood-hit villagers in Orissa during Fani.
Her courage and valour gives her the skill to bring out the right perspective in every project she undertakes. Worry or Uncertainty are not words she rhymes with, Vasudha believes that’s Spiritual knowledge shields the flame of life from the winds of uncertainties. Vasudha is currently working on Project Pavitra. Since its inception this year, the project has imparted menstrual hygiene education to more than 2000 young girls in BMC schools and it aims to reach out to many more. She is also the founding member of SORT Club - Student's organization for Reform and Transformation. The club is now operational in 10 colleges in Mumbai. The project aims to remove the menace of substance abuse from the colleges of India. Vasudha is also working on a Happy Neighbourhood Project. The project aims to establish Happiness centers in societies to make societies stress-free.
If you meet her once, you would know that she has a very charming, intuitive, and jovial personality, her ideas and thoughts are ahead of it’s time. Her ability to perceive something new and unique in every individual is what draws people to her company. She gives a very comfortable and cool vibe something young students connect to and find easy to talk and open up to her about their problems. Make impossible, possible is her mantra. Her sessions are filled with grit, humor, inspiration, and some awespiring wisdom. People feel rejuvenated, energetic, experience clarity of thoughts, immense love in their hearts after attending her Mind and Breathe Workshops.
Mysteries of life intrigues her and even though she has traveled in 30 countries she found her best place within. She, by herself is a ‘Happiness Express’ moving swiftly on the spiritual path.
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Loved everything about your blog right from the look to the content and specially the last few articles…looking forward for more
Thank you shilpa! 🙂
Inspires me to write more..