What is it actually to feel blessed? Everyone I’m sure would have their own definitions of it. Some don’t really realise how blessed they are. Is it to be in an ultimate happy state? Is it to have lots of money in your pocket? Is it to have a perfect partner? To be doing that dream job, to own a big house or to be able to cook delicious meals? Or is it something that others label it for us and then we realize..ok..see how blessed I really am!
Here’s a personal finding: to be able to talk and behave confidently is a definitely blessed state for anyone to be in. I know many beautiful souls on this planet for god knows for what reason aren’t feeling as confident or as courageous at all. There are people who simply do not know that small imperfections in them are to be overseen, and which is the only way towards feeling better, happier in oneself, thus to feel confident and blessed. No matter how much hair fall we have, how dusky you look in the mirror, how much belly fat is visible through your clothes, once we are able to understand that our confidence level can take us to extreme heights, that’s the only successful moment that can lead us to that blessed state.
What made me write about ”blessing” or ”being blessed”? I was recently diagnosed covid positive and bound to get isolated inside the four walls of my little bedroom. I can’t see my colleagues, I can’t go to work, and it’s not normal as every day. Gradually I lost my sense of smell and then my sense of taste also vanishes! (Like every covid patient feels during their times) I’m not able to taste the food that I’m given to eat! So for me right now..to be able to know the feeling of tasting good food..is definitely to be in a state of bliss. That in itself is a very big blessing one can have.
This is a stage in my life where I learnt that happiness can be found in such small little things. Of course, we do get to hear such motivational lines from all the easy access that we have on the internet, magazines, storybooks, and newspapers… But this is what I understood from life..lessons that life is teaching us. So yes… I have found my happiness, in spite of being confined. I have two windows that open to our backyard… My eyes have now found some greenery because my eyes are tired of the endless entertainment that is forever available on the internet that we have on our devices. I realised that there’s a limit to one’s tolerance to look into the mobile screen or to listening to music..however soothing it be. So outside my window, I converse with the jackfruit tree that is as big as my house. I can’t believe how each of those dark green leaves can bring such peaceful feelings into one’s heart. It’s like every time they sway to the breeze they are asking me if I’m feeling better.
I know this is funny, but now is the time I understand that our imagination and thinking power can create wonders for ourselves. I can take my thinking to any level, I can converse with the supreme power, show gratitude for all the things and people I have or had in my life, just smile and feel the happiness within.
I know this too shall pass. I’m sure I will recover. I will soon be able to smell and taste. I realise that this is that ultimate feeling. The moment I will be able to smell this earth would be the moment I feel really really blessed!
Article by Deepti B.S.