A spark to set us afire


(published in The Economic Times, The Times of India – Nov 15, 2014)

We all have in us special sparks of love and creativity. These sparks are not meant to remain trapped in our hearts; they need to be released into the world. That is the basic purpose of life. As we go about our lives, let’s love and create with God so that we pitch in to making life brighter, happier and more joyous for us all.

As you go about your day, look around at everything that you use, almost without thinking. The car, mobile phone, sunglasses, internet, aircraft, fridge, air-conditioner, the shower — you get the drift. These are no longer novel objects; we take them for granted. Just imagine, every one of these things, like many others, began as a spark in someone’s brain. What if that person dismissed the idea as a fleeting thought or let it remain hidden inside for fear of ridicule or failure? Thankfully, that didn’t happen. Good for us. I wonder how many more unseen sparks got snuffed out before they could become dazzling possibilities.

Have you ever felt the sizzle of a spark in you, howsoever faint? Let it out, become a creator. It’s not God’s copyright, you know. We can co-create. Lessen the divine burden, eh? Well, you may not be an Einstein or Edison in the making, but perhaps a Gupta or an Iyer who could transform your and our lives.

So don’t kill that spark. Fan it, release it, share it. We’re waiting, with bated breath.

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