Here’s your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Tuesday”, list of things I’m enjoying or pondering.
How Am I keeping faith: I’m reading a few pages every day of Khushwant Singh’s “The Freethinker’s Prayer Book.” Khushwant Singh calls himself an agnostic and yet he has been very interested in religion all his life. This book is a unique collection of English translation of snippets from holy books, poets and philosophers. He starts the book with some poignant lines, about his old age and a quote from Oscar Wilde that he completely resonates with: “The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young”
Story I loved: A man was driving his convertible on a mountain road and took a turn too quickly and went right over the edge. As his car fell down, he managed to grab on to a tree sprouting out from the cliff as his car dropped a thousand feet.
“Help!” he screamed. “Can anyone hear me?” An echo was the only response.
“God, can you hear me?” he cried.
Suddenly the clouds rolled together and a voice like thunder said, “Yes, I can hear you.”
“Will you help me?”
“Yes, I will help you. Do you believe in me?”
“Yes, I believe in you.”
“Do you trust me?”
“Yes, yes, I trust you. Please, hurry.”
“If you trust me, then let go off the tree.” thundered the voice.
Adter a long silence, the man cried, “Can anyone else hear me?”
I read this from a book called “Make Today Count” from John Maxwell. It says a great deal about the level of faith we have in God.
Quote I loved:
Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God. Faith puts God between us and our circumstances.” – F.B.Meyer
Monthly mission we’re running: We run a mission as a family. Last month was all about writing a blog a day, We wrote over a hundred blogs as a family. All of us about seven people age ranging from seven to forty. Quite an interesting mix it became. Find it here at howiseverything.in. This month’s is about changing a habit. I’m changing my habit of being too conscious about myself, and controlling my monkey mind. That’s about me. What is your mission this month?
Funny thing I learnt: Do you know what the bus drivers in Nepal are called?
They’re called Gurujis.
Surprised, right? So was I.
A Nepalese friend told me and then added, “Yes, and that’s because they take you from where you are, to where you want to be. Isn’t that what a Guru does?”
He had a point. A Guru (or a Mentor) is the person who takes you from where you are to where you want to be.
Hope you liked this week’s bullets. Until next time, this is Mohit signing off.