The alarm rings at 6.30 am on a Sunday morning. Even before I could turn to cover my ears with the pillow , he switches it off and jumps out of bed. I doze off only to be woken up an hour later with the soft click of the bedroom door. He’s left .The nagging wife in me frowns- how can my husband wake up so early on a Sunday morning , ruin my sleep and my comfort of waking up to him cuddling me ! BUT instantly I become the understanding friend I am to him and I smile. I wish him luck and try and sleep back. Not being a sports’ freak myself, how can someone be so driven to play a game so dedicatedly and diligently every other week even after sleeping at 2am, I wonder !
It’s his passion ,his love , I know . No questioning that. No wonder he reaches out to play irrespective of how well he scores or does not. It’s a bonus when he gets “man of the match” title or gets to captain his team. More often than not he regrets having gotten “out” too early. But that is a different story….
All of us need that one thing that drives us to our full potential . Not to confuse it with that one special person but actually a hobby, a pastime, and if you are really lucky, it could be your work . It could be anything that works as your “pick-me-up” . That what you like to do irrespective of its awards or rewards it brings into your life . One that we follow with our instinct , one that brings us happiness no matter what, one that makes us feel worthy, one that makes us want to spend time on and feel proud that we did.
It’s that what brings a flight to your steps, gets you to smile more often, brings a spark to your otherwise mundane routine, makes you a better person.
What makes it even more special is the fact that there is no age limit or age criteria for finding it . It could be a childhood yearning that develops into an adult fervor or one that you’ve discovered on your path of spiritual growth along your journey to discover yourself .
Whatever it may be , it’s like fire , it will grow proportionately with the adulation and respect you will give it.
How else can one explain geniuses like Geeta kumari a child bride turning into a National women’s wrestler.
Those that have discovered it are blessed. Those who haven’t , go find it . Whether you follow it by your subconscious inner feeling or consciously imbibe that what you like over everything else . As long as it gives joy and unconditional happiness , it’s worth a try!