I have been through some tough times in my life, these were the moments when I wasn’t able to visualize even the next day but great thing about life is it gives you the chance. If you are strong enough to withstand the storm then you will be blessed with the sunshine. I think everyone faces problems but not everyone is able to cope up with it, people tend to give up. They give up their aspirations, give up their dreams, just because they are faced with some problems. I think I’m fortunate and blessed to have the right people in my life who have guided and led me throughout my life.
Two most important things that helped me overcome my fear and anxiety has been, Hanuman Chalisa (a poem about how lord Hanuman realized his powers which was hidden within him and became the most powerful person) and a motivational book written by my principal. I’m a Hindu Brahmin and reading religious books were part of my growing up days. I don’t know when in those days I became attached to Hanuman Chalisa and started to keep it with me most of the times. I’ve memorized this long poem very early in my life and repeat these lines everyday till now.
I’ve done my schooling in a Catholic school. Our principal (won’t name him here) or popularly called Father (by his post) was a very humble and helpful person. He was always there to help his students. He has written a book which tells students how to concentrate and improve their performance.He has mentioned all the problems students face in so detailed that it’s easy to follow and the solution are really helpful. As I kept on reading it multiple times, after few months I felt like I almost know the book inside out and I always remember and follow those instruction till now.
I feel,understanding yourself and understanding the root cause of your feelings, problems and insecurities result in an improved understanding of your self and your life. One can give direction to himself and channelize his energy into right place.