June 2007 – It was my first day at a coaching institute when I walked down the stairs after writing a test. I was engrossed in my own world when I met a girl for the first time and started discussing with her some of the test questions. That day, I wasn’t ‘looking’ to make a friend, but in retrospect; I made a friend for life.
June 2009 – It was the 2nd day of our college orientation program and I was enjoying interactions with our guest faculty for the day as he quizzed the class on various questions. Two batchmates met me in the college parking lot to offer me notes and we became friends. Another batchmate and I struck a conversation the next day over something random and the rest is history.
March 2010 – I was getting bogged down with some differential calculus problems in the library lunch room and I randomly asked 2 guys I presumed from some conversation they were making to be from an engineering background to help me with maths and all of us studied over the next few months as a group, snacking and chatting from midnight to early morning and I passed one of the most difficult exams of my life.
Then life happened. I started ‘looking’, chasing and pursuing people, jobs, things, goals. A lot of my effort was concentrated on the end result or the outcome. Rejections, failures, heartbreaks, and disappointments followed. Yet, I would never stop the pursuit. Like a hamster on a wheel, I followed. However, I would not truly FIND what EXACTLY I was looking for.
Then at times, just randomly – when I had long forgotten about what I was chasing, IT WOULD BEAUTIFULLY FIND ITS WAY IN MY LIFE.
After a lot of contemplation, I could figure out that the most beautiful things and people who have been a part of my life have walked in just naturally into my life. I wasn’t desperate or anxiously looking for them. My desires found me – effortlessly.
While I would be restlessly waiting for a recruiter to call me back or a friend to text me, it JUST WOULD NOT HAPPEN. And then while I was absorbed and swamped into things that kept me happy and busy, out of the blue, I would get a text or a call.
I had always wanted to learn Reiki for years and then in 2015, one evening I was walking back home from my office and I saw a Reiki Instructers placard following which I completed training with her for 2 levels. I mentioned to her that I had been wanting to learn this for years and then suddenly I saw that placard which led me to her. I had been walking past that advertisement for over a year every single day but it never caught my attention until that day. And she told me that “You don’t find the master, the master finds you when you are ready”.
In my subconscious, I had always wanted to find a mentor. But that’s the thing about mentors, you don’t get to choose them. THEY CHOOSE YOU. So, I never really made any concrete efforts to find one. And then when I moved from Mumbai as a newbie to this city, I met two seniors in the same profession as I am and two years down the line, I can discuss issues with work, career goals and anything under the sun with them.
Since our early childhood, we are taught the quality of being resilient and tirelessly pursuing – because nothing comes easy and that struggle is an integral part of life.
Over the past few weeks, I have been drawn to spirituality. And that too is another bizarre story. Normally, while commuting to work, I would be listening to some music on my earphones and would rarely speak to the person next to me (I am a big time introvert :p). That morning I saw a lady almost running to catch the bus I was in and she sat next to me. I took off my earphones for a sec and smiled at her and told her to catch her breath with peace. The next thing I know was that we chatted non stop on our hour-long commute, exchanged numbers and she introduced me to Meditation.
Ever since that day, spirituality walked into my life. I happened to read ‘The Universe Has Your Back’ by Gabrielle Bernstein which again I found just accidentally and practicing Kirtan Kriya meditation by Snatam Kaur. And mind you, I am a person so restless that for me to sit still even for 5 minutes would be an achievement. My friend Jazz introduced me to the concept of the Law of Attraction and I began exploring the LOA through amazing youtube channels. Bit by bit, it deepened my inclination towards God/ Universe/ Faith/ Miracles/ The Supreme Power.
I would like to share the below a list of points I have collected for myself to reflect upon :
- Like attracts like.
Your vibe attracts your tribe
State of being v/s state of lack
Things fall into place when we stop ‘looking’ and start ‘seeing’
… That is the only way. NOT TO FIND, BUT BE FOUND
There is looking and there is seeing. When we look for things, we see in them WHAT IS IN US – Reflection of us – lack, fear, doubt, anxiety. When we see things as they are, they find their way into our lives
We do not have to look anymore. WHAT WE ARE SEEKING CAN FIND US.
In every situation, we have two choices. To learn through the teacher of fear or to learn through the teacher of love.
Miracles occur naturally. a) Attachment to the outcome b) Desire to control c) Focus on the lack d) Fear based projections – WE CREATE RESISTANCE TO MIRACLES
When we are truly enjoying what we are doing – the POWER OF OUR PRESENCE, MIRACLES MANIFEST.
The Universe has your back. Once you set a desire, let the Universe take it over and bring to you what is meant for the HIGHEST GOOD FOR ALL. Fretting and obsessing is the biggest barrier. Enjoy life, be committed to joy and be grateful. Things will find its way to you.
Sometimes, not getting what you want is also a wonderful stroke of luck. Because the Universe has a plan for you, which you may not understand at the moment, but looking back, the dots will wonderfully connect, ALWAYS.
Feel free to share your experiences down in the comments and let me know if any of my points above resonate with you 🙂