Let the storm pass!

There are a lot of moments in life, when we are at a loss of what to do next. When all roads seem right and all roads seems wrong; when everyone is right from their own perspective, but still the perspectives dont match.

Some of us, like me, are control freaks. We like everything as per our way, under our control. Imagine then, our desperation when we don’t know which way to go; which road to take. Opinions, facts, knowledge, expectations all rise around us like a tornado simply out of control. The harder we try to find the answer, the larger the tornado becomes, as if deriving energy from our very own source of confusion. At such times, our vision is blocked, our temper is high and our desperation to find an answer unbearable.

Over time, I have realized that I force myself to take a lot of decisions when I am in the midst of this tornado. I hope that once I know the way, the storm will pass. Making the decision, does definitely stop the tornado, but does it land me on the right path, I think not.

A good friend taught me a new way of handling the storm. I learnt that it is not important to do something when you are in the middle of the storm. The storm doesn’t like resistance. The harder you try to stop the storm, the larger it will rise around you. The easiest way is to let it pass around you. 

Just find a strong foothold somewhere and let it blow all around you. Eventually it will pass and the dust will settle. And when it does, you will see all the roads ahead in clear light. Pick the one which leads you to your goals. Keep following it till you meet the next tornado on the way. 

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.