How to celebrate life and find new adventures.
I will be 50 on November 29th, a day that will carry a gravitas that I am waiting to capture and make my own. Fifty is a milestone in anyone’s life. This is also the time in one’s life when we should appreciate the party that is about to begin. celebration About living and living, loving and sharing, caring and nurturing, guiding and learning. I see numerical age as just a number; Age is for wine, not people. You are what you feel, see, think and perceive.
After forever waiting for this day, I can’t help but ask myself the question that many people wonder: “Where did the time go?” Neither do I think what I will do with my life. Instead, I find myself. Grateful. It made me think hard about the whys and whats of my life.
I contemplate the creator of this world. Male, female, animate, inanimate, what shape or form — I do not recognize “God” as such. Many times I think they might not even exist. I’m one of those people who doesn’t believe that there is a puppeteer who created this mind-blowing and diverse, inspiring and terrifying world. But to be a part of the planet, to see our connection with the universe, and to see the connections to the past and beyond, one cannot appreciate the feeling that inspires so many. Believe in one creator. To this creator, to this force, energy or power, I give thanks.
Being a Hindu and an Indian, I greatly appreciate the role that the sun, moon, stars, planets and their positions play in our lives. I am unlike some of my friends who wholeheartedly believe in astrology and past life regression, who try to overcome anxiety and fear to deal with everyday concerns about life and living. I am mostly an open-minded person, and so I feel deeply grateful to the planet and the powers that be for aligning the stars that I was born to my parents. domestic Which included my uncle and aunt. Grandparents and his family, and in India and New Delhi, in 1972. I am also very grateful to my parents for educating me in Modern School, Vasant Vihar, and more grateful to the teachers I encountered there. None of these events were to my liking, yet each of them has made me the man I am today. Strokes of good luck, good decisions, and good timing, and being in the right place at the most opportune time, have made me the person I am today and given me all the advantages that have propelled me forward.
My grandparents, my father’s sister and her husband and my mother’s three siblings and their spouses, all my cousins, my sister, her husband and her son, and my brother and his wife: I I am extremely grateful to him for showering me with love. and support. My life partners who have given me love and anger, direction and growth, happiness and fulfillment, I am also grateful to them. I am grateful to my co-workers and Colleagues, my business partners and champions, my friends and acquaintances, my school teachers and college professors, my neighbors and fellow townspeople and farm dwellers, my mentors and mentors, my assistants and those who share my own home and work. But have helped me, and the strangers I’ve touched, who, without knowing me, have generously shared their lives. They have inspired me to be selfless, to do for others what has been done for me with the goodwill of human beings with big hearts and big purpose and great sense of humanity. sympathy and maintenance. For these people and many others I have failed to mention, but who have played huge, life-altering and transformative roles in my life, I bow in gratitude and in awe. Without them and their support, I would probably be nothing.
With the support of such incredible people, I see myself at 50 with wide-open eyes, a very confident heart and mind. Because of them, I know that when I fall, I will be able to climb back up with opportunities for peace, hope, and love. If there are times when I feel broken, betrayed, or deadI know I will see a rope sent by life with new paths, new directions, and new highways that will be more fulfilling at every turn.
If I was acting honestly, there is very little about my past that I would change. Of course, in hindsight there are many things I could have done better. But that’s only because as I’ve gone through my mistakes and their consequences, I’ve learned a lot, grown and become a better person, a stronger person. human beingand a better version of yourself.
My life is not half over. On the contrary, I see myself beginning the phase of my journey where I finally begin to live fully, freely, and with purpose. It is my hope that I will embrace every moment of my life, and receive from it all that life sends me. I hope to live, and live as I was not before. without fearWith clarity of thought, with dignity and grace, and with action and purpose. It is my hope that the golden rule of doing unto others as I would have them do unto me, is to live in hunger and happiness, to help the less fortunate and the younger, and to provide for many. who provide generously for me.
I’m excited to start the party that will be the next year of my life, to start new adventures, to see where life takes me. I wish to be bold and fearless. Instead of worrying about what others think of me, I hope to live and be smart and seize every opportunity that comes my way. I appreciate that life is meant to be lived and that the fate bequeathed to us begs us to go out and live. And thus shall I live—and how!