So guess what popped up on my Facebook memories . This !
Honestly by the time this happened I had stopped really really looking for a happy moment to blog about yesterday. Just the fact that on a Monday you are home , doing nothing [but the same old routine] , spending time with the kid . It’s all very comforting but it’s not worth blogging about .
But this memory took me back to that moment last year when I had no clue at all of what’s in store & that brought me so much joy , words can’t really capture.
So the Happy Moment did happen , I guess it’s all about keeping the faith. Keeping faith then, keeping faith yesterday and hanging in there . Coz sometimes if you wait just a bit longer things do turn out pretty okay .
In the evening we went for a religious function that our neighbors had organized . I’ve seen people losing themselves in search of God or whatever their faith directs them to. They’d go in a trance , they feel liberated or generally happy when they are singing those bhajans or dancing with gay abandon .
I’ve never understood this overly display of devotion. Faith to me is a very personal thing. I don’t want to make a spectacle of what I believe in and my special connection with whatever that’s giving me strength . Currently it’s not God or that higher force. I have become a spiritual person , a believer in good karma & drawing strength from one’s own thoughts and actions. But having said that I do not go around explaining and justifying my belief in certain ideologies and question other’s choices .
As I saw the decorated statues shining under bright light with a hall full of people intently looking at them hoping for some kind of magic , that moment happened . That realization when you actually understand that you are differently structured than most . They may not understand your beliefs as their own faith in something else is more over powering because they are conditioned to experience most things – happiness , faith , joy or achievement in a certain manner. But that’s okay because like I said faith is personal and I am content keeping my private thoughts private .
It’s the Navratri time and perhaps this contemplation on one’s religious and spiritual belief is quite opportune . So I leave you with a question .
What drives your faith ? What does it mean to you ?