Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Touch on My Life

For me, most of the mornings start by checking the mails. Today the first email that I opened was from ‘The Go-Giver Blog’.

‘Who in your life are the Go-Givers you’d like to acknowledge? ‘– Thus started the email.

For those who are not aware of ‘The Go -Giver’- it is a book written by Bob Burg and John David Mann – Simple story about a business idea - If you want a copy of the same, I might be more than happy to gift you. (Only for the first 2 requests! )

When I went through the email I started thinking about the people who touched my life. There are many who have left marks in our life.

Now coming to the question of who is ‘the’ person who touched your life? – As of today when I look back, I can see clearly a ‘giving person’ who guided me with the light.

I did my studies at Cochin University for my bachelor’s degree. I am not sure whether I can say I ‘studied’ - it was more of self exploration through different forms from different angles towards life. In short, I kind of wasted the hard earned money of my parents without doing justice to what I was meant to do there in the campus. I was more into search for ‘meaning of life’, ‘why my life’ , ‘why engineering’, ‘why money’,..etc..etc..

Every day I had another ‘why’ question to answer. The search was more interesting than the electronics/ electrical/ instrumentation books. I even today don’t understand the essence of all the above said topics.

I didn’t know whether I was living. I am sure, I existed without realizing the state of existence. Most of those days were sleepless. The days-nights were full of thoughts, that too at the peak of randomness. The word ‘confused’ would be literally not enough to express that state of mind.
I climbed up the tree chopping off the branches which I climbed. There was no way to climb down.

Then at college, I met a person who seemed ‘human’ to me – Don’t mistake me, most of the people whom we meet have their own ‘masks’ and to see unmasked face is mostly not that easy.

The man without mask looked interesting to me.

I observed
I heard

I listened

He became a friend, a philosopher & a guide to me.

I was told ‘ to be aware that when I come down there would be some who would save me ’. I asked, ‘why I should be bothered about coming down?’. The answer was more interesting –‘I wanted you to be aware and that is all’.

All the roads were leading to empty places.
The walks towards nowhere made me tired
Each day was clueless, yet remained ‘self- gloried’ for nothing

Then came the light

Light took me to another land

Land gave me air to breath and space to occupy

Thanks to you sire for showing me the light..

I don’t have words of my own to say to you.

As Prof. K S Nair said, ‘I only hope I had some words made known as my own, to tell the truth of me!


jdmann said...

66 days ago (according to your Twitter feed) you wrote, "I want to become a writer. A famous one. why? - Coz I love the concept of waking up each morning to read messages from people I never met!"

This evening I discovered a post about our little book from someone I never met -- you!

Many thanks. And, you definitely need to explore writing! :-)

John Mann

bharat chandran said...

@ John - Honour is mine John, your visit to my blog and the comment - quiet surprising - And I am motivated to explore more writing. Thanks for your time.

Ajit, It is to you who gifted me this book and I owe you for this - Always :-)

Bob Burg said...

Dear Bharat,

Thank you for honouring John David Mann and me by your very generous mentioning of our book.

You are a terrific writer and I have no doubt you'll be hearing from many, many people you don't currently know.

Best of great success, my friend!


bharat chandran said...

Hi Bob, It is really an honour for me - your's & John's visit to my blog. Many thanks for the gift of your time and your kind comments, Bob. I value the same very much.

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

indeed as the people above have said a excellent write up.. and reading the comment the comment you made on twitter.. well there you go you question is replied back.. Because YOU ARE GOOD..

oh man so many WHY's you got :)

thanks for sharing the book.. and I am MANN too but i dont write that well

HAppy friendship day always

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