For all those people who know me well I m not the person who would go to a temple everyday or even for months. I sincerely believe that God lives everywhere and the most important temple is the one you see when you close your eyes. But sometimes even closing your eyes won’t help.

So while coming back from dinner a mere thought came in my mind about visiting a temple after all it’s been long. It’s the environment which makes it the place it is supposed to be. Coming back I thought maybe it’s only by divine intervention I would be able to make some decisions which are in my mind for a very long time. I have been looking to do something crazy and insane enough to be called as my job.

divine intervention

And just when I was supposed to shut down my computers and sleep I saw a book borrowed from my friend. I was supposed to read it while on a 40 hours train ride but I didn’t. ( This happens when you have a laptop and tons of movies to watch.)  Something tells me maybe it’s time to start reading that book and I did. Turns out it is something I actually needed for long. Paulo Coelho has been my favourite since “The Alchemist”, he continues to be the best.
So technically I am not saying there is God or not but somehow someone always looks after you whenever needed and sometimes you might just need to ask.

To finish off here is an extract from the book.

A pencil has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.

1. You are Capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is hand guiding your steps.

2. Now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper.

3. The pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means correcting something  we did is not necessarily a bad thing;

4. What really matters in a pencil is not it’s wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

And this reminds me of a project I got involved in when one of my friend posted a message on FB about a book sharing activity. I rarely get involve in activities which are on FB, but perhaps I might give it a try.

Mahendra Kumar