Gloom is temporary

A Ravi Shankar By A Ravi Shankar, 4th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/gypynhcp/
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Real people who rebuilt their lives from a no-win, gloomy situation

Gloom is Temporary

At 58 he could not stand on his feet, but at 85 he is teaching Yoga

Magic! Pure Magic!! Words of an Allopathic doctor who saw the MRI of the Yoga Master. With degeneration in Seven of his vertebrae, it seemed impossible for the doctor to believe that this man could stand. In reality, this 85 year old, is teaching Yoga to nearly 100 people everyday. Many of whom are patients in a Delhi hospital.

At 58, this Yoga master was diagnosed with a severe back problem. Standing was a far cry and doctors recommended a spinal operation as the only solution. In his own words, 'I thought everything is over, I was going to be bed-ridden for the rest of my life'. Before going for operations, he chose to try alternative medicine - Ayurveda. The Master realized that only Ayurveda cannot solve his problem, so he started Yoga along with it. Good care, faith and fantastic self-control has now turned around his health. The disease was not the end... Surely, Gloom in his case was temporary.

When you need support - Help others

Health can be a major problem, but major trouble can take other forms as well. And in each one of those situations, the motivated ones have managed to come out of the quagmire. I have chosen not to name these real people. Names in my opinion do not matter. If you look for them, you can find many known people, as well as those who have chosen to remain unknown.

Teacher who made others see

Everyone loves this 50 year old trainer. He is an English teacher who has made many visually challenged people employable. His pupil are not carpenters or plumbers but computer programmers. Most of them now live a dignified life. This motivator is a poet as well and people from his village in Rajasthan (Central India) reach out to him each time they have a problem. His achievements may not sound extraordinary till you find out that he himself is visually challenged. Realizing that one man cannot reach out to hundreds, he has taken to Radio for training many visually challenged across the entire state of Gujarat. His gloom had ended the day he reached a boarding school for the blind from his small village.

Holding on to minor motivations

The last story is about a student of mine. For this article let us call him KG. Even as a Mass Comm student, KG lost both his parents in quick succession. The shock was too much for him to bear. His right hand stopped working altogether. He wrote a mail to me with his left hand, the words he used then: 'there seems to be nothing left in life for me'. The words were disappointing. He was in a different city in an unknown address. I didn't have his phone number either. Emailing back was the only solution. My words needed the power to make him believe that things will change and life would be normal. And there seemed to be very little time to get my act together. With this background, I managed to write an email. Today when I read the words I wrote, they seem very ordinary. I wrote that have faith in god. 'Pray and everything would fall into place. You would be fine, the bad time would pass'. After that, I didn't hear from him for a long time. I was fearing the worst.

Then one fine day, I got a pleasant surprise! KG walked into my office confident and beaming. He shook his right hand with me. I was thrilled and jumped out of my seat.

He claimed that my words had a magical effect. He did pray to god and Miracle did actually happen. His right hand had regained strength while he was in a place of worship. Was it god who did this trick or was it his faith? Further, he was now confident that he could achieve anything in life.

I am sure you will have such stories too. I wish to just finish by saying that believe that a gloomy scenario is only temporary.

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Confidence, Motivation, Positive Thinking, Self-Belief, Winning, Winning Attitude

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A Ravi Shankar, former TV Journalist, involved in communication field for over two decades. Writes on Media, Issues, Events and Trends. www.tvjournalist.net
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author avatar abhishek123
5th Aug 2013 (#)

So kind of you to write this !

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author avatar A Ravi Shankar
5th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you for the motivation

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author avatar A Ravi Shankar
5th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you for the motivation

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Aug 2013 (#)

Uplifting post, thank you Ravi Shankar. Seize the moments - carpe diem - is the way, Nothing lasts - both the good and bad. It is our attitude that decides how we embrace both with equanimity - siva

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author avatar A Ravi Shankar
6th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you sir for the kind words and motivation.

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