Thank God! I woke up…

My little hands were busy building the most beautiful and magnificent sand castle in this whole World.

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Nobody would have ever seen something so well crafted, so well designed, I thought to myself. Determined to reach perfection, I toiled and put the best effort I possibly could, to achieve my goal. I was almost there and now only a flag for my castle was missing. ” After adding the flag I would prove my castle’s supremacy over all other’s”… oops! I was day dreaming again.

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 It did look magnificent. I couldn’t wait longer, with great excitement for future galore that I ran as fast as I could to fetch MY flag… 

It took me a long time to complete the important task at hand, as it was challenging to find that supreme identity, my perfect flag. Nothing felt satisfactory but I was determined not to settle for anything but for the very best. And so I searched and searched and searched….after a long..long..long.. struggle, I finally found something which felt right. Yes!!! THIS IS IT, I was overjoyed. And I ran back to hoist my dream, my flag over my castle, Now that perfect moment of success was so close…. 

 'I claim this land for...'

And the moment arrived…The moment when my destiny surprisingly brought me to the absolute truth…

I reached to meet the infinite ocean, as the ocean was all there was to meet. The rising waters had consumed my universe, my world, my castle in itself. The castle had merged. Everything got washed away, all the efforts and with it, my dreams of success.. 

ocean_onpage When I looked at the sight with dismay, I felt a strong sense of loss. As if the ocean was announcing to me ” I am the only one” “Yes!  I am the only one who owns the world and I rule the world with my laws”. Something inside had shrunk as I felt the same salty water dripping down my eyes, which was also rising and falling in front of me.

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But not for long…

 Something caught my attention again.. “What on Earth is this, Such a beautiful bright shining pearl, I had never seen anything like this before”.  And another dream followed – I must make the world’s most beautiful necklace…let me look for more pearls… and I got busy again… 

 pearl

 

I have slept a million nights and more, to dream a million times and more…

And this never ending cycle of dreaming again and again and yet again continued…

I woke up a several times in between, now and then, but only to fall asleep again.. 

But I choose to wake up today!!

And remain awake, praying to never sleep again, for Truth’s sake.

 

Thank God! I Woke up to God’s presence before I retired to sleep.. 

By “some” grace, by “some” blessings, I too got a peek.. 

Beyond the “narrow walls of my experiences” lies an infinite ocean so deep.. 

An ocean filled with “Swans of love” , One always seeks.. 

But this rare gift is for the courageous, and not for the those who are meek..

Let’s remember to pray tonight- keep me awake oh lord, before my final retirement to sleep!!

swans

 

 

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.

2 thoughts on “Thank God! I woke up…

  1. As beautiful as you this post is di.:) Something gets touched deep within on seeing things from your vision 🙂

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