It was 6 in the evening and I called my friend Rajesh on his cell phone,but his phone was switched off. Was Rajesh in a meeting or was he so glued to the IPL cricket match that he did’nt want to be disturbed? Usually Rajesh was the kind of guy who wouldn’t spend so much time watching cricket,specially when he told me that in the IPL he often gets confused who the players are ,fo which team are they playing and it seems like the match is happening in Australia with so many Australians playing and a few Indians thrown in.
All this overdose of Australian cricketer’s playing in our India after all the feud’s and disputes between a few of the players.well,anyway getting back to Rajesh,apparently his wife Shilpa told me that Rajesh comes back from office by 5 eat’s dinner by and goes to sleep by 6!
What kind of routine is this? I asked. In todays time and age when people are sleeping hardly 2 or 3 hours because of stress and work pressures and deadlines and a lot of them have insomnia and are woraholics,this man is sleeping! Yes,Rajesh sleeps at 6 in the evening only to wake up at 9 to have some black grapes and goes back to sleep only to wake up at 6.30 in the morning. Wow,a lot of people who have insomnia rush to Rajesh for learning sound sleeping habits.there’s no need to have sleeping tablets that make you feel drowsy until you drop on the bed and pass out. Just rush to Baba Rajesh!
Well,surely there’s something else apart from being able to sleep like that about Rajesh. Well,he’s successful and in the construction business which is well established and is doing well. But the difference is that he is not in the rat race. He is not a greedy man.
The man who is content sleeps soundly. You may have a huge multi crore empire but if you cant sleep at night, peacefully ,then all that money cant buy you peace and contentment. Being content is a phase which is temprory in my life too.
When I compose an album,im all excited about promoting it, about the release ,about it doing well and reaching out to more listeners. But then immediately I want to begin something after that and the entire process begins again. well,you may call it artist’s creative streak which does not let him sit idle. That is a good thing.
But to be able to eat black grapes at 9 clcok in the evening and sleep soundly like Rajesh is something really extraordinary to achieve.
Talking about contentment ,another person comes to my mind. He works as a manager in my father’s house and his name is Dinesh! Now,if Dinesh talks to me or anyone else 5 times a day on the phone,he always greets us by NAMASKAR! It is impossible to catch Dinesh on the phone without a Namaskar. Well,politeness personified again rare to find with more and more people using the’hey dude’ whats goin on? Or hey man,how’s it going”. Now Dinesh stays in a small probably 200 square feet room but seems to be extremely content. there are so many people whose quest for the right principle of living,,achieving peace of mind thrown in with a glow on their faces, rush off to all types of sadhu Baba’s all over India to achieve this! Well,I do agree yoga,satvic food and a balanced lifestyle may help you achieve all this and ofcourse music is therapeutic and heals souls and helps relax! But right beneath your nose there is a Rajesh and a Dinesh to learn and grow from! just,look carefully.