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Worry and Anxiety

Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow – it empties today of strength.

How it is inspiring – I realized most of the time I would  worry about events and thoughts  which mostly never happened , and even if they did , they were  not so bad in reality as I made them out to be.

DIVYASHAKTI FOUNDATION

Why I felt the need

In India the cities are celebrating the prosperity which is coming with the growth of Indian economy and well deservedly so … but there is the other side of India which is living in sub human condition , where the children play in the squalor of the waste garbage dump yards and squeal with delight when they find a broken plastic wheel to play with . this is the reality of the urban slums and the children who grow up there facing physical , emotional and mental abuse on a daily basis . after witnessing this from the air-conditioned confines of my car  I finally could bear it no longer.

Am I human enough if I can be a mute spectator to this . can I justify my education , comfortable upbringing and personal success if all I have done is collect material wealth while few kilometers away little children walk without shoes in the 40 degrees sun ,and lacs of children do not live to see their first birthday because they do not have enough milk and food to survive

A time had come for me to introspect , what do I call success , is it all about material wealth , fame fortune or is it about making a small but significant difference to the environment I am born in . I realized all I would think is that the poor were some one else’s problem and maybe it was the sole responsibility of the Government to do so , and maybe once I have paid my taxes I have done my job…

I found a group of like minded people

As the discomfort within me grew , I began talking to the close people around me , and to my amazement I realized that they all were serious about doing something for such children . We all finally decided that we wanted to do some thing systematic , sustainable and long term for the underprivileged children .We identified health , nutrition and  education as our core focus areas

Divyashakti foundation was created by the following Mr. Anuj  Parti , Capt. A.V Bahl , Mrs Asha Kaushal ,Mr  Anil jain ,Mr Dhruv Mehra ,Dr Savita Datta , Mrs Parul Mehra , Mrs Raj Sharma and myself .

Light, Hope and Faith

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.

– Emil Brunner

 

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move

– The Bible, Matthew 1720

 

“asatyo maa satya gamaye

Tamso maa jyotirgamaya

Mritor maa amrityam gamaya”

– Vedic quotes

 

Lead from the unreal (falsehood ) to the real (truth )

Lead from the darkness to the light

Lead me from death to immortality

 

My take on this 

I use to delude my self all the time without realizing which resulted in my mind getting confused , now that I am truthful about myself to myself…  I can see the way forward so clearly.