Sorry for the title. This isn’t a beauty post but just an observation. 🙂
I think one of the best things we young people could do is simply spend time with our older relatives. Drop by once in a while, say hello or just listen to their stories. Our grandparents (and the older generation in general) have so much wisdom to share but we are too busy with our mundane lives to receive the knowledge.
I believe our grandparents are the best antidepressants! They stand by our choices. They certainly can help us avoid the same human mistakes or direct us to the remedies that they achieved after a greater sacrifice. They can prove to be kind counsellors. And all they want in return is to listen to their stories. Their experiences are solutions to our problems.
Spending time with the older generation help us face the reality of life. It makes us think, distinguish between distraction and the absolute truth. We realise and register the things that matter in the end and are able to discard the illusions. Nonetheless these old souls teach us gratitude, compassion and patience in the most loving way preparing us to take better decisions ahead 🙂
If there’s one language I would have chosen to learn from heart, then that would be the sacred sanskrit. I have come to believe that the words pronounced in sanskrit essentially create certain vibrations that further exemplifies in energies beneficial to our body, mind and soul. Like for example the Gayatri Mantra!
I am taken a back by the wisdom found in the sanskrit stotrams. Most of them are finest composition of metaphors, that have the potential to resonate with each one of us at different phases of our lives and with different meanings at same time. They are absolutely filled with astute wit.
I have been learning nirvana shatakam and several others. In there, If one observes the magnified impressions upon each given word in the verses, it certainly provokes our consciousness to reflect upon the universal truth. Its a divine poem infused with grace and wisdom.
I feel so disappointed sometimes thinking that I could never fully learn the essence of sanskrit language due to lack of time and discipline required. At this moment of life, there are thousand other things knocking at my door, things that are mundane, commercial and promise basic survival.
However, if not learning the language itself, it is still convenient to take one strotra at a time, or per week, study it, reflect upon it and embrace all that it delivers to nourish our souls. The spiritual appetite is never left unattended by the universe. 🙂