Har Cheez kuch Sikhati hai…… Kabhi Chup rehkar, to Kabhi cheekh cheekh kar hume apni baat samjhati hai!!
(Every Thing around us teaches us something or other… Some times by keeping mum and sometimes by shouting from the roof)
And this was experienced by me a few days ago…. When my Geyser TALKED to me…. Yes it did and it didn’t only Talk it gave me a lesson too.
And then Every Next Day, I could hear voices from all the Accessories/Fittings in my bathroom and I wondered why I didn’t listen to them earlier.
But I am Glad that I did now…. And that I am sharing it with every one….
April 17, Friday
Day 1:: Geyser
While I went for a bath….. I heard my Geyser Say…”Gurpreet, It takes me 30 minutes to heat the water in Winters, but in Summers (now)…. I take only 6 minutes to do so. Just goes on to prove that…. Times keep changing…… But if you are consistent with your efforts, the “Target does get met”…… Sometimes Earlier… Sometime Later…..”
Thinking it to be a one off incident, I Moved on, Only to be surprised the next day too.
Just absorb this fully before going to the next day.
April 18 Saturday
Day 2:: Towel
Next day, when I heard my Bath towel talking to me , I thought … Either I have gone Crazy or everything in my Bathroom has.
Nevertheless, I was Enjoying…and Learning too, so I listened carefully.
My Towel Said “Gurpreet, You use me rarely. May be for Just for 2 mins a day….. But still I am very very important to you. Just imagine… you have taken a Bath and you are without a Towel??”
And that set my mind thinking….
But the Towel Continued.
“So never Take things For Granted…..However small they are or however less they come in Contact with you….. You would realise its importance only when they are not with you”
April 19 Sunday
Day 3:: Bathroom Slippers
And the trend continued…….. As It was My Slippers Talking to me next.
It said…..”Gurpreet…. Each Person/ Object here in this world has come for a specific Motive. And if you try to change its use….Then it may not perform even 1% of what it is designed for.
Jaise ki….. I’m a chappal…. I can only be utilized when I’m on your feet Protecting you from Dust and Nails on the floor. If I think, That I can become and perform the function of a Glove or Cap which are More delicately handled…. Then I may Loose my character completely.
So….“Be Yourself and Excel rather Aping Others and Failing”.
April 2o Monday
Day 4:: Blank
Now, I was sure that today too there would be something and my expectations were very high.
I kept looking around for some inspiration, Kept my ears glued to any voice I may hear.
But nothing, Juts Nothing.
Probably it was also a lesson that “Stop taking things for Granted. If it is happening, then it is not a surety that this may keep happening!!
April 21 Tuesday
Day 5:: Tap
And then the next day I stepped into my Bathroom, Wondering if the saga continues…. And it did. And today I was surprised by my Tap (Mixer/Faucet).
I was Busy adjusting my tap to get the right Mix of Luke warm water for my bath….. But I was failing… The flowing water was either too warm or too cold. And after repeated attempts … I got the right mix in 3 Minutes”
On this my Mixer Tap tells me “Gurpreet, Sometimes it is stroke of Luck or sometimes…… It is sheer Hard Work…… which gives u the right Mix in Life.
So, Just “Work Hard” initially and find Best Mix for you and then keep working hard to maintain it… Till your Priorities Change”
Another Lesson Learnt!!
April 22 Wednesday
Day 6:: Mirror
And then the next day when I entered the Bathroom with least expectations to brush my teeth……. I heard another Voice.
And today it was my MIRROR.
As I looked into it and saw myself … I could hear my mirror saying…..
“Come on Gurpreet, let’s talk FACE TO FACE” and then continued….
“Each Person has many facets, which is Good…. But Masks over those Facets is not good.
One can fool everyone in this world… but not yourself. Whenever you see the Mirror, You will only see and hear the truth…. Your Real Self……
Remember to “Be Sincere” to yourself, it will show through the Glow on your Face when you see the Mirror Next!!
And remember to “Smile when you see the Mirror….. If you can Smile for Others, You can Smile for yourself too”
And Since then, I can’t Stop Smiling
April 23 Thursday
Day 7:: Soap
Unlike other Mornings when I heard a Loud Confident Voice, Today…. It was a very feeble Voice that called me…..
And when I looked around to see where it came from… I noticed it was from the Soap in my hand!!
It had already been used for 5 days and within next 5 days…. It would be used and finished completely.
In its feeble Whisper/sobbing tone… it said to me
“Gurpreet, in order to use me… People rub me every day against them and in the process each day I lose a part of me. I cry at times because I will be finished in a few days.
However since I don’t have an option, I try to find a false solace that I am being of use to someone. But the truth is…… It’s good to help someone, but not at the cost of hurting yourself
If you don’t set your own priorities, then someone else will set it for you. It will be obviously that suits THEM, not YOU!
So take your own Decisions, Don’t Exhaust yourself for others!”
Another Lesson Learnt… Was Desperately Required.
Thanks Saabun Didi!
And since then…. I have not heard any more voice……. coming from the Bathroom.
But in hindsight I realise.. that many a times in Malls, Cinemas and even my Car I heard some sounds,but ignored it.
Seems… Now I need to convince them to speak to me again so that I could Listen,Talk, Learn and pen down “Mall Tales” and “Cinema Tales” too