by Deepak Chopra
Seeing is believing. We have heard it so often. We not only preach this, but practice it as well. We refuse to accept anything we have only just heard of.
Anything seen definitely gets embedded in our memory and it becomes easy to correlate.
At times, we do believe in things narrated to us. But this belief is directly proportional to the faith we repose in that person giving the narrative.
Don’t we believe in the episodes and stories told to us by our grandparents and parents as well about the family, relatives and friends?
We all believe that our ancestors existed, though we have not seen them.
We trust that after dawn dusk will descend, stars will shine followed by dawn again.
And this will happen without fail, since our body clock gets so accustomed to it and the activ-ities in our daily life are woven around this.
We are confident that anything thrown up has to come down, even though we do not really see gravity pulling it.
But do we take note of certain occurrences that we tend to brush aside as co-incidences?
For example, you express the desire of purchas-ing something or meeting someone or getting a prized contract or a customer. Or hoping to see someone. And each of the above gets fulfilled. Will you call them all co-incidences still?
There so many such small miracles happening daily in our lives.
It has happened with me so often. Meeting the right person at the right place and at the right time to precipitate an issue favorably. Somehow getting delayed and annoyed, but then the entire sequence of events culminating into a long cher-ished dream and desire.
Getting to see the beautiful girl I admire, when it is least expected, and there she stands before me with a smile that could launch a 1000 ships.
The emergence of an idea or a thought in the mind that has tilted the scales of balance in my favor.
At times getting sucked into a whirlpool of chaos or facing a dead wall. But still be able to muster courage and think rationally to circum-scribe the roadblocks in life.
Do we still require some greater miracles to occur in our lives to trust Him ?
When we surrender to Him totally and respect
His will, every event in our life makes His pres-ence felt.
He does not descend before us in shape and form that we worship Him in. He comes to us in normal human form either to solve our problems or to guide us to the right path. He plants a thought in our mind which is the inner voice, the voice of the conscious, telling us to dwell on it and take necessary action.
He is there in your thoughts when you are alone, feeling lonely and deserted.
All sorrows wither in the joy of His thoughts. Most of us have heard this story of a man com-
plaining to God of having deserted him in his troubled times since this man saw only one pair of footprints instead of two, in the sand.
God answered “Child, I was cradling you in my arms then. Those set of footprints that you saw were only mine.” This brings tears to my eyes and agnostics might just scoff at it.
When we trust the existence of our ancestors and that is precisely the reason why we are where we are, I profess we should trust the unseen power, the anchor of our life.
With God, when it rains – it pours. Things that are seen are temporal, but things that are unseen are eternal..
Chandigarh based Deepak Chopra is Author of the books: The Secrets of Success and Mantras for Inner Peace
A must-read book : Guruji – 21 Shades of Divinity: A narrative of the author’s expe-riences in his solitude during the lock-down – of his encounters with different shades of Divinity emerging from his experiences, observations and emotions in his solitude.
It encapsulates the purity of his devo-tion. It will inspire all to come back to it – to rekindle the flame of love and passion for life, to go a notch deeper into spiritu-ality – with Guruji.