As far as my life is concerned I cannot be anyone’s shadow. I am always guided by an unseen spirit; whatever you can call God or a Higher Power or my forefathers. Many queries have to be answered and there are many solutions. Who can guide whom?
Karma never leaves us. It offers accordingly good or bad; we have to savour the dishes. Adventure isn’t something you do. The adventure is your life itself. Recognize how sweet or bitter it is. Let those winds of change blow. We change, we evolve, we grow and we acknowledge our faults in the process and the shadow follows us.
I remember an incident that happened in my life. I normally visit sometimes isolated places to calm my soul and to write my random thoughts. 10 years back, I was sitting in silent corner of a railway station nearby my home. I wrote something there listening to the rumbling sound of the goods trains and passenger trains and local trains. I was actually unaware while crossing the track. I just felt something has hit my head and felt on the track like sastanga. After sometime I realised i was hit my goods train and i just had narrow escape from death. Who saved me then? Was it not the unseen force? Again I was assaulted by some hooligan lawyers because of my honesty. I got depressed. It was a massive depression for 10 long years. But i overcame that because of that unseen force. My karma is my karma. After a couple of years again they assaulted one my colleagues. He is a strong willed person. He retaliated hard. I strongly got convinced that a force is working. We are just miniscule.
I would like to share with you a quote by Osho that really spoke to my heart and inspired me: “Be grateful to everyone, because everybody is creating a space for you to be transformed – even those who think they are obstructing you, even those whom you think are enemies. Your friends, your enemies, good people and bad people, favourable circumstances, unfavourable circumstances – all together they are creating the context in which you can be transformed and become a Buddha. Be grateful to all. To those who have helped, to those who have hindered, to those who have been indifferent. Be grateful to all, because altogether they are creating the contexts in which Buddhas are born – in which you can become a Buddha.” We are all unique expressions of the Whole; essentially ONE soul.
And One more saying of Swami satyananda which resonates with me , “Assaults , abuses , injustices, taunts , harassments , discomforts , etc . Have strengthen my personality. Let me – Adapt, Accept, Accommodate, . Bear Insult, Bear Injury; highest sadhana. “
I am always grateful to the unseen shadow – I don’t who are they – may be – Shiva Himself , Christ , Kali, Shirdi Sai Baba or Himself Swami Satyananda Saraswati. I bow before them.