Thursday, September 24, 2009

Am back !!!!

Its been exactly two months, since I last posted a blog. The absence has been deliberate. A lot was happening in life & I needed time out to focus on various pressing issues. Issues ranged from a child in distress........going out of hands, to someone extremely close being unwell, to my newly wedded daughter going through her own emotional struggles to settle down with her inlaws, to hardships at work, to my best friend's struggles at starting on his own, to extreme emotional turmoil in personal relationships !!!!! all, I was more than occupied in addressing various challenges...........

I must admit, the experiences have given me a lot of learnings, has made me more silent & understanding & probably more capable at handling situations.

Meanwhile, there were some important events as well. Went to Blore Ashram after a very, very long time for the TRM (Teacher's Refresher Meet). The three day meet was a bundle of experiences which spread from bizzare to comical to highly spiritually endearing. However, i will not be able to pen in details for reasons of anonymity & confidentiality. However, a wonderful part of the meet, was the time spent with our beloved Guruji in person. As usual, I got my share of exclusive time with Him with so much Love & care that left me full & content. Really, He has always filled me up with so much love & attention, that the struggles & challenges of life just fade away.

My birthday was another important event in this period. On one hand, I was so overwhelmed with pleasant surprises from various friends visiting me at midnight with cakes & cookies, & on the other hand, I had to withstand emotional outbursts & estrangement with the person I love the most. We continue to fight & bicker & throw life out of gear for each other, without realising how much of pain we are creating & how much of life we are loosing. Intense love leading to intense struggle!!!!!

Meeting my daughter for the first time after her marriage was another emotional spinner....though a happy one. Wish I could have spent more time with her. I intend to visit her & spend some time at her new home in Sholapur shortly.

I also managed a very short break with my friend & his family at the jungles of Kumaun. The drive into the jungles late night in absolute darkness was an adventure in itself. It was pitch dark, where you cannot even see your own hands, the silence is broken by the only the creaking of night insects & the sound of the flowing river. Waiting for a tiger, or a leapord or elephants to show up was really exciting & adventurous. The sky glittered with stars, which looked like gems.....the air was fresh & the darkness reeked of danger. Imagine, how it would have been for people living in the villages, just fifty years ago, when there was no transportation or lights. These are experiences, which tell us, how lucky & fortunate we in cities, with all modern amenities, secure in the various comforts that are provided for. Guess, we tend to take things for granted at our end, not knowing, how difficult it is for so many people just a little distance away.

Anyways, apologies to all, who have visited my blog over the last two months, & have been disappointed with my absence. I promise to revert with some interesting stuff asap. Do keep supporting me with your viewing.


Venkat Kaundinya said...

Welcome Back Dada!!! I thot u went off to the Hikmalayas to return some day with a long beard. :) Good to see you back.