I learnt from…?

IHM’s latest post makes me wonder what made me what I am today. Where did I learn my ethics and values from? Who taught me my traditions and practices? Where do my beliefs and preferences come from? Let me think…

From school, I learnt to pray. I learnt to pray when things go wrong. I learnt to believe that tomorrow will be better because God is always there for you.

From dad, I learnt that God is in your conscience. That he is not a person sitting somewhere up there observing everything. I learnt that God is most probably a creature of the nth dimension that we three-dimensional creatures cannot comprehend.

From mom, I learnt to believe in that omnipresent force that we choose to call God. I learnt to repose unquestioning faith in that force, whether I understand it or not.

From my experiences, I learnt not to try to understand. I learnt that some things cannot be understood because we, as humans, are just not capable of understanding.

I also learnt that this world is full of injustices and inequality. I learnt that if we needed to survive, we needed to either fight, or ignore what is obviously wrong with the world. I chose to fight, rather than ignore.

From Nandini, I learnt to believe that tomorrow will be a better day, because this too will pass. I learnt to live life to the fullest because you never know what will happen next. I learnt to seize the day because tomorrow, you might be in hospital, with broken ribs…or worse, dead. I learnt that lost time will never come back. I learnt to say sorry because tomorrow might be too late. I learnt never to wait to tell a person how much you care for them because otherwise you may never get a chance to do it.

From friendships, I learnt that ultimately, very few people deserve the loyalty and love you are willing to offer. I learnt never to let go of those who are worth it.

From life, I learnt to live it to the hilt.

4 thoughts on “I learnt from…?

  1. Indian Homemaker says:

    I too learnt to have faith in one supreme power… like you do. I agree we just don’t understand somethings…

    I love the last 4 paras of this post, Amrutha, moving lines, beautifully written!!!

    Thanks! 🙂 This post is close to my heart…and straight from the heart.

  2. Andy says:

    Nothing from me? ;-)..Kidding

    .. and about the post of Ram the perfect .i think it was the best post of motivation for me ..I am not suppose to be perfect..hey one thing though ..Is there ever any thing written as a bad character about a women in any thing..just checking..i have no idea about ramayan..watched it in TV :-).I think the hero in all the epics is the women ..the men covered up for the women by taking the blame on them ( on the lighter side) ..But good one 😉 TGIF..ROCK on ..

    Of course I learnt a lot from you. But, female characters also have shades of grey. I just have not come across one interesting enough to analyse. When I do, it will go up on this blog. That’s a promise.

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