Updated: Jul 20, 2020
By Bharti Naik
Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds
A lot of people talk about spirituality, many have experienced it as well. I don't know what it is, I don't know whether I can pin-point any situation, event, or experience and say I know what spirituality is.
I want to pull a leaf out of my life today to share an experience. I remember that night when I was lying on the mattress on the terrace. I could see a clear sky with stars twinkling. The cold wind was making my pain worse. The darkness of the night was about to engulf me. And all the while I was crying loudly in pain. My left leg had got fractured and there was acute pain, my heart was in pain, my head was about to blast, my eyes were tired of pouring tears.
I was crying loudly and yelling at God, "Why me?" and I kept asking again and again, "Why I have to go through this pain? What have I done? I haven't betrayed anyone. I didn't lie. I didn't hurt anyone. I didn't abuse or spoil anyone's life. Then why me?" That moment it seemed that my breathing would stop, my life will end. That moment it seemed everything had come to a standstill. And I closed my eyes, as I had given up myself to the universe.
That was when something happened inside. A voice said in my ears, "You are the chosen one. Your life has a higher purpose. You are precious. Decide and take action." I opened my eyes, looked around. I did not find anybody. I looked up to the sky, and saw stars twinkling, moon brighter than before as if it was smiling at me and saying, "Yes." I took a deep breath and smiled. Something inside me had moved. I felt strength and power.
The next day morning, I sneaked out and dragged myself with the bags to the hand rickshaw. I asked the rickshaw wala to take me to Delhi station. I somehow managed to reach the reservation station with that same fractured leg. I booked my tickets and boarded the train to come back. That day changed my life. I became who I am today. That moment was experiential. That moment made me realize my life's purpose.
Would I call this moment spiritual?
I don't know. But whenever I am stuck in my life, I remember this moment and things become clear.
Hence, my meaning about spirituality is, it is the realm of beliefs.
Beliefs that take you ahead in life.
Beliefs that helps you to be strong.
Beliefs that give you power.
Beliefs that make me realize my purpose.
Beliefs that put me in the right direction.
Beliefs that make me believe more and more in MYSELF.
About the Author
Bharti Naik is a Relations Strategist. She has helped over 60 thousand people in transforming their lives in the last 15 years. Her mission is to transform the lives of millions by helping them identify their relationship code and reprogram it for the best life. She is a passionate NLP Coach to many professionals, sportspeople, and students and done Masters in Human Development & Family Studies.