"Any of us can achieve virtue, if by virtue we merely mean the avoidance of the vices that do not attract us. "
- Robert Lynd
Today I would like to share with you all that how Fortunate I am this year to explore my abilities. Year 2020 may be the ‘BLACK YEAR’ in the calendar for all of us but this year has given time to everyone to realize the value of themselves. I feel fortunate because I have utilized this time in a true way, 2020 is year of being SELF-RELIANT for me. So now I will tell you about Self-Reliant, which is important for everyone and everyone should experience in their life.
Now What is Self-Reliant? Self-Reliant means- ‘To know your own abilities’.
I realized that we should have positive approach & positive attitude towards everything in life and then we can see miracle do happens in life. I would like to tell you that I was very emotional girl, my mood, my nature, my life was not just impacted by my actions, it was deprived from other’s life. I will tell you how? When I used to interact with Near and Dear ones, everyone had their own problems. Everyone had their own perspective; they do judge according to their thinking and their mind. So, I realized that they could judge with their own perspective their needs, these things were affecting me, Then I Realized, these small things shall not affect me. I started taking care of myself. I started Meditation, I started giving time to myself. After that, I turned more Positive with time, not just towards me but for everything in my life. When I used to interact earlier with people, everyone had both phases in their life, that is HAPPINESS and SORROWS. When someone tell me about their good times or their happiness, after listening to them, I was feeling happy. I could feel that happiness. And when someone tell me about their bad times or their sorrows, I was sad suddenly as well. So, these things affected me big time.
As we all know SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT. He was one of the finest actor of the industry. From being bright Engineering student and 7th rank holder at ALL INDIA ENGINEERING ENTRANCE EXAMS(AIEE). He has all things in life which could keep anyone happy. As per the news and media the fact came, he was depressed, and he had committed suicide. He was insane at this point; he was not in a condition to realize his own value. Similarly, you can also understand with the example of TIK-TOK.As it got banned in India, many cases came like people are depressed as they were addicted to it was not knowing their own value. So, I realized one should know his or her own worth and that can be realized only when we will start seeing the brighter side of life and think positive. So, I thought how I could become positive towards life, Then, I realized Meditation will help and With the positive attitude, I started my journey and it helped me in seeing better side of the life.
Before pandemic, I was dependent on other people for my work. But as the time passed, I became Independent and started doing most of my work myself. I started learning new things, I am now more focused on my skills like Dancing, Singing, Cooking etc. I am now more focused on my extra-curriculum activities. I started making new dishes. I started attending different online webinars to improve my skills. I won two online competitions-State-level Debate Competition and Dance Competition. So in this time, apart from studies, I have much more time for myself to explore my abilities. I love to spend more time with my family, I am now closer to them and understood them better.
IMPORTANCE OF SELF-RELIANT-
Self-Reliance is important in everyone’s life. The most obvious being that depending on others for help, it means there will be time when no one can help us, we have to sort our problems by ourself.
Self-Reliant is also important because it means one can solve their problems by own and make decisions on their own. With the help of Self-Reliance, we can develop our abilities and know how to manage life on our own. We need not to depend on others if we can help it.
Nowadays, we saw everywhere people are willing to do new things and they are curious to learn new things. And many of them have ability to do these things. Actually, everyone has the ability to do new things and work as well. It happens when we start focus on our self and in our abilities.
Self-Reliance is very important for children’s also. children need to teach Self-Reliant when they are young so that it can develop them in young age and then they do not face problems in future. As they can understand the importance of Self-Reliant in young age. They can manage their problems at their own, they should know how to deal with problems and sort these things in a simple and smart way.
Self-Reliant can develop their mind and skills in a young age if they were guided and taught in a right way. They can do things in a creative manner. Being Self-reliant Means-Ability to take control over your life, being motivated within and being able to care of oneself.
This year many of us realized that being self-reliant is necessary in our life. Due to COVID19(CORONA VIRUS) people become more hygienic, they are becoming more hygienic around themselves. They are more focused towards their health, and this developed as good habit among all of us. They have improved their social and mental status through knowledge
and curiosity. People are now more focused on their fitness. They start doing Exercise and Yoga on daily basis. This has improved their health both physically and mentally. Many people realize worshipping is not only done in temples; this is in our inner self. People start online Meditation workshop and realize that inner peace is more important than worshipping. They attend online webinars and workshops. This has helped many of us and I wish everyone should start realizing value of their own time, their life, their goals and work towards it for a better tomorrow for our self and the society.