A night to remember

Last night was something I would remember for a long time.

Ever since the time lockdown began, I was in Delhi – where I stay owing to my work. Couldn’t go to home.

Yesterday we finally got the permission to move from there to my hometown via hired taxi.
It was four of us – me, a friend, her brother and the taxi driver.

We had just crossed Jaipur and at the border of Jaipur and Tonk – there was a police patroling like it’s always there.

While crossing from there, the driver perhaps dozed off and blew away four barricades at a drizzling speed. The fifth one happened to finally drag the car for twenty metres – until it finally moved to a zigzag pattern, rendered the car to forcibly stop.

It was 1AM.

The moon was sparking bright.

In the month of May in the state of Rajasthan, the cool breeze was refreshing.

And then this accident. We managed to handle it. The police was extremely kind to us.

Another car was passing from the highway and the driver noticed the number plate on our car was of our hometown – where they were going.
The driver offered to help. We were skeptical.

However going in the same broken car was nothing short of dangerous – here the police was there, later on we weren’t promised of police support.

We thought over it, deliberated it for a few minutes – until we finally asked the driver to share his ID.

And bam!

When my friend clicked the picture of his ID, she realised she has seen this ID a couple of days back.

She scrolled through her pictures and realised he was the same driver who had cancelled his trip to coming to pick us up because he was appointed to go somewhere else.

What a coincidence!

We went on with this driver, made the former driver go with his car, called his manager in the middle of the night to no avail – and off we went.

All sorted out.

With just one thing – yesterday as I escaped death just by a few inches, I almost had an intuition at 10 PM in the car that I better start meditating and create an aura of safety and protection around us.

God moves in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform – said Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich.

PS: In this entire episode from 1:10 AM to 1:55 AM, I felt zero anxiety or restlessness. Someone is mysteriously moving along.

PPS: Btw here’s a pic of clean sky in the otherwise busy evening of Noida. Enjoy!

Last night was something I would remember for a long time – for all the good reasons!

Perception

Some of the things we all must be grateful for, especially in these times:

1. That we have salt to add in our food.

2. We can call our parents and tell them “I love you.”

3. You are aware enough to be indoors, and not being stubborn and behaving like nothing has happened.

4. You have a peaceful night sleep.

5. There are doctors who work with patients who are infected, and still continue to serve.

6. Sun is rising daily.

7. You have a roof over your head.

8. You have a blanket.

9. Oxygen isn’t contaminated.

10. The selfless spirit of delivery boys, trash pickers, house maids, car cleaners, vegetables and fruit vendors, public transport drivers, etc., is way beyond we could ever imagine. Huge gratitude to them, for working when their families also want them to be home.

These are small, and hugely important things. If we would miss out on any of these, life would become very difficult or perhaps impossible in some cases.

Spend your free (and busy) time being grateful.

The most used word

Make “no” the word you use the most.

Not disgracefully or in a disrespectful manner. Rather, in a humble manner.

The way you can get ahead is by going ahead of what isn’t serving you.

How do you know what isn’t serving you? By checking how you feel.

“Your feeling small doesn’t change the world,” said Marianne Williamson.

Remember you are a child of God, as she said. And God’s kids are supposed to be happy, by taking care not to let sadness enter in.

Right?

PS: If you’re struggling with your happiness, do check out this podcast, it may be of help to you.