Drop the “I”

Anju was a hard taskmaster; discipline and perfection was the fulcrum of her life. She was nothing short of a martinet when it came to running the women’s home leaving no scope for mistakes. Then one day, in walked Nandini, the new inmate with a smile that would light up a million hearts. Nandini with her amiable nature and light-hearted banter brought joy to the women’s home.

The otherwise morbid atmosphere in the women’s home became lively; everyone started to go about doing their routines with a spring in their step. She would break a rule here and there, to see a smile light up a sad face. The inmates of the house waited with bated breath whether Anju Madam b would cut some slack with Nandini, whenever she would flout some rules.

The fastidious nature of a person drives away people from him. The constant desire and demand for perfection are not acceptable to all. In life, one make some concessions as every person comes into this world with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. To get the best output from people accept them with their limitations, nurture them and let nature do the rest.

One of my adorable friends, who is a Swamini with the Chinmaya Mission has given a spiritual explanation that affinity or preference for something is okay but foolhardy insistence on something usually translates into disappointment and dejection because that is what the ego is thriving upon. Many a time, people pay meticulous attention to their outer self- forgetting their inner selves. They are finicky about their appearance, beautiful sarees adorned with the right jewelry, the right shade of lipstick, accessorized with the right clutch or purse but do they have the right temperaments to match?

Life’s most painful and liberating lesson is to accept and come to terms with what really hurts you must…

“For eye problem, its eye drops but for “I” problem, drop the “I”…..

I Aparna from ‘Amchi Mumbai’ , have a great passion for Indian Textiles and writing . I write for travel sites and ghost write.

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