CARRY ONLY THE ESSENTIALS

It was 28th December and we were at our ever so beautiful ShantiKshetra PremGiri Aashram in Karjat. We were 30 odd youth who decided to go trekking up the hill. One of us knew the way and none of us knew how long it would take to complete the trek. So according to our limited understandings, we packed our backpacks with all that we thought we would require and left for the trek in the morning to avoid noon heat.
We hadn’t even reached the spot when we realised that most of us were out of drinking water and since it was a dry season,there were no waterfalls too. We realised the value of water when one of us spotted a very thin flimsy stream of fresh water dripping down nearby, which by the look of it, suggested it would take forever to fill our bottles, and all of us queued up to refill.
The trekking was steep and tiresome. It took us more than eight hours to complete the whole thing. We had carried extra clothing, trekking sticks, books and what not but none of us carried enough of what was most essential…. WATER. And then my Dada gave me an insight like He always does.
In life too, we undergo so many trainings, courses, schooling, higher education and so much more but is all that essential? We might say that they are basic requirements but what is the most important component?
It’s Love. I wouldn’t call it a life if you didn’t live with Love in your Heart and quite often than not, we forget it. It’s there, it’s always there but we forget to acknowledge it. Experiment it. Apply Love to which ever situation you are in,and watch the magic, witness the most beautiful things unfold in front of you. Let your life be guided by Love. like they say- you only need power to dominate. Rest, Love can handle.
Thank you Dada for everything and much more.
Forever yours,
Mitr Shivam.

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