I have lived in Kenya for about 25 years now but living in a land away from my spiritual home has in itself created that yearning and eager yearning to return. I work as a Graphic Designer and currently, Ill be honest – I hate my job. My mind is not in it. My mind is somewhere else, thinking of Sikhi all the time . . . Sikhi, Sikhi, Sikhi and I keep contemplating an escape and prayerfully beseeching Waheguru to take me away from here and place me in the midst of Panthic seva. I know no other desire, I so want to live my whole life in the service my Guru’s great Khalsa Panth. I’m alone in that dream right now . . . but who knows whose company I just may be blessed with to help realise our common goal – to reunite with our Waheguru . . .
We’re all on a journey, walking onward, back to our Source – our Creator, our Beloved Husband Lord. It’s a journey that anyone should be able to relate to. But we need to understand its essentials, lest we gather too much that would anchor us down. We need to make that progress, and fast, if you are desperate . . . at least I am. Who knows, if there is a tomorrow? But God, in His Infinite Mercy, is ever Gracious . . . Meharvaan, Sahib Mera Meharvaan . . . We need to jump on to this Bus and let the Guru drive you . . . simply enjoy the drive . . . the Destination is not too far, because to those who feel He is close, He most certainly is.
I usually subscribe to a number of inspirational e-newsletters, gatherng wisdom from across different faiths. To me, being a Sikh has given me peace of mind. In another post, I’ll write about what Sikhi means to me and what transformations it has brought into not only my own life, but into those with whom I have interacted with.
In an inspirational message I received in my mail this morning, it speaks of none the better about what exactly is in my mind right now . . .
‘If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?’
-Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
I say, my tomorrow has come. If WaheguruJi so wills, time to be better has come. No looking back now, I can see my Guru in the horizon, awaiting me with open arms . . .