Cliche but true: You realise the importance of something only when you loose it. The same happened with me last week in a very realistic and practical manner. For a background I live in a rented room set in Noida. Everything was running smooth until one fine evening after returning from office I went into the washroom to freshen up and to my utter surprise there was no water. I tried to console myself by taking it as a temporary issue and following that I went outside to check with other people. No one was on the same page with me.
I started to panic a little bit as my landlord departed to Kolkata for eight days on previous day. Motor to lift water in the tank on terrace had only one switch which was behind the locked doors. Now I needed a lifesaving arrangement. Good two hours I tried everything but no avail. When I was returning to my place one of the guards told that municipal water comes from six to nine every morning and evening . Next day I woke up at seven and took two buckets to that tap and filled them. While walking back with heavily filled buckets I got acquainted with the problems of people who on the very daily basis suffered due to shortage of water. I bathed myself and used the water for daily chores and again went to the tap to fill the buckets to reserve for the rest of the day.
Now its third day in a row and I think I have adjusted myself for the condition. I think its not a big deal because I know it is temporary and in couple of days everything will be fine but I can’t imagine how people adjust to these problems for the whole life. These three days taught me how and why water is life.
I, on a very small scale, pledged to myself that I will not waste water in future. After little bit of research I got to know that more than 2.8 billion people are affected due to water crisis for a period of a month in a year. Leave alone shortage of water , availability of potable water is a different story altogether.
To my surprise when I entered my place today and randomly checked the tap of my room, life was there. I felt relieved and thanked god. Mystery behind that is still in dark though.
I used to have a 150 Bajaj Pulsar since 4 years now and being a bike crazy my heart was cringing to fly on a machine which is newer, faster and closer to my soul. I was planning to sell my old one but if you are this much crazy about bike you need to make a large effort to make up your mind to part your ways with your fitter half. My old pal had no idea what my mind was up to. On a very fine afternoon I randomly decided to take the step and in an hour I was in Karol Bagh, biggest market of vehicles.
I was searching for an agent who would provide a decent deal and finally I was into a shop run by paaji( Punjabi) who emerged as an epitome of cunning businessman. At a point when I was tired of argument I just wanted to let go things and returned home.
After good two months enjoying all the modes of public transport finally came the day when I went to Bajaj showroom on 26th April, 2017 to own a brand new Bajaj Pulsar RS200. Being a deadly combination of beauty and beast, it didn’t missed any chance to raise my adrenaline whenever I used to get a small look in the showroom. Some of you might think of me boasting but you would not understand unless you are a bike crazy like me. Good two hours they took to make my papers ready and of course the beast.
Time came when I was at the exit of the showroom with exit pass. An attendant brought my lovely carved and muscular beast and I took the first ride. The feeling I had at that time is beyond words. My inner self was hypothetically crying happily because of the sensation and for a minutes I was looking in the sky dealing man to man with the sun with confidence which had no shortcomings but a superpower making me invincible. I felt like consoling myself that I am alive and not dreaming but my state of mind had other plans.
First thing first I needed to feed the beast for the first time and then I went to meet the dearest person with whom I wished to share this feeling. Both of us flew for sometime in the city.
Its been more than a month now and my bike never fails to surprise me at any moment. May this unclaimed possession of unseen brotherhood never ends.
Fear is a self gifted trait of any psychology. Fear is a natural part of our conscience and is as obvious as happiness, anger, sadness, joy and much more. It is a feeling which originates from the outer world and then generates from the inner self.
To justify this, best is to take an example of a small baby who has no fear as he has no awareness. You might have seen parents tossing their babies in air only to catch them back wherein the baby has no fear as he is unaware of the aftermath of rising into the air. The baby feels happy and excited as he is only enjoying the ride. Similarly children who draw themselves away from studying or doing hard work are not afraid of the end results because they just don’t realise what would be the impact on their future. We can say that we generate the feeling of fear only when we are aware of our surroundings, in later stage though it can be classified as reality based fear or just a hoax.
Some acts of fear are habitual in nature or better to say superstitious. Like one of my cousin has a very strange habit of touching anything four times. for inference, whenever he touches something like door or wall he touches it again for three times as to complete the routine of four times. We must have many habits like this which are very normal and is just that we have made our mind that doing anything in this manner only will make that thing happen. In reality it doesn’t do anything but only satisfies our inner self. If something is not done in that very manner we tend to feel incomplete or awkward.
Overall, fear is an integral part of our personality and we should always try to overcome the same. Even the most prominent personalities of the world believed in these kind of superstitions.
Life is not at all symmetric like the engine thump or the ups and down of ECG graph nor as can be explained by someone else. Your life is as unique as a fingerprint or an iris. Only you are liable and answerable to how to deal with everything going on in your life.
Usually we tend to ask someone, we feel better or more advance, the tactic to solve any problem or to face any hurdle in whereabouts of our life. We ask for and we get it because the easiest job in the world is to give an advice. We always have solution to almost all of the problem anybody could ask for, but we always fail to help ourselves.
In my opinion there is only one person who understands me which is me and no one else. If anybody else is giving any solution to your problem then it is his way or approach of solving the problem not yours. I am not saying that everybody is wrong but yes there are few people who can be taken into consideration anytime, like our family or our closest friends. They will always try to help you and we should be always thankful to them.
What I really want to say is that whatever problem you are facing, you are the only one to ace it because no one understands you better than yourself. Only you know how much you can stretch yourself and prove yourself. There is no doubt that in order to achieve something you need a proper guidance and that’s for sure a constant entity.
The only mantra is to go by your instinct, seeking approval from yourself and words of wisdom from the ones whom you can count upon. Whatever you do, whenever you do must be justifiable to your soul because unit of life is only “one” and that is all you have. In spite of crying over spilled milk, see that shining sun above.