Today I will tell you a story about Akash and Ridhima. They met in a hospital where Ridhima was admitted after Akash. She was very ill. As she can’t even able to walk. Fortunately, they were admitted in the same cabin. After few days of chat, they became friends. Akash’s bed was next to the window. So he can clearly look out of it. So he spends his time delegating his bed rides companions. With vivid descriptions of the world outside. Some day he would describe the beneath of the trees in the park across from the hospital and how the leaves dance in the wind. On the other days, he would entertainment Ridhima with step by step replay of the things people were doing as they walked by the hospital. However, as time went on Ridhima grew frustrated at her inability to observe the wonders Akash described. Eventually, she grew to dislike him and then to hate him intensely.
One night during a particularly bad coughing fit, Akash who was next to the window stopped breathing. Instead of pressing the button Ridhima chose to do nothing, The next morning Akash who had given Ridhima so much happiness by recounting the sights outside the window was pronounced dead and wheeled out of the hospital room. Ridhima quickly asked that her bed be placed next to the window, a request was compiled with by the attended nurse. But she looked out the window; she discovered something that made her shake; the window faced a stark brick wall. Her former roommate had conjured up the incredible sights that he described in his imagination as a loving gesture to make the world of his friend a little bit better during a difficult time. Akash acted out of selfless love.
How you feel now, after reading this story. This story teaches us a lot. To live happier, more fulfilling lives, when we encounter a difficult circumstance, we must keep shifting our perspective and continually ask ourselves, “Is there a wiser, more enlightened way of looking at this seemingly negative situation?”
Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest physicists ever, is reported to have said that we live on a minor planet of a very average star located within the outer limits of one of a hundred thousand million galaxies. How’s that for a shift in perspective? Given this information, are your troubles really that big? Are the problems you have experienced or the challenges you might currently be facing really as serious as you have made them out to be? We walk this planet for such a short time. In the overall scheme of things, our lives are mere blips on the canvas of eternity. So have the wisdom to enjoy the journey and savor the process.