One of my teachers used to teach us palmistry as a hobby after school hours.
Due to her guidance in school, I had developed interest in palmistry and continued it as a hobby in college.
I used to read books on palmistry and study palms of fellow students therefore I had the habit of observing unusual lines, further, being enthusiast of palmistry I would then go to the library and research on those lines.
One day I met a newly married man who was a cousin of my college friend who knew about my hobby. He showed his palm to me asking questions regarding his wife, business, future etc. I told the newly married man about his various lines and what they indicated. While answering and explaining each line, I noticed some odd line on this gentleman’s palm which I had not observed earlier.
On researching in the library about this new-found line, in disbelief, it indicated that the gentleman would have an accidental death within a short period of time. I was aware as an amateur in palmistry that it is not a perfect science and requires analysis to arrive at a conclusion. However, this odd line was indicative enough to warn him. I could not gather the courage to pick up a phone and warn the gentleman . After two weeks, when I met him again at my friends party, I warned the gentleman and cautioned him to be careful. Sadly, the gentleman met with a fatal accident in a few months. This was my first experience of fate & fragility of life.
As said by a philosopher:
“Whatever you are doing, don’t let the past move your mind; don’t let the future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live with memories and imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life. That is the simple secret of happiness!!”
As we drive our car we look ahead and only few times look behind through mirror to drive in reverse. The rear mirror is our past. Even in our sixties, we should always look ahead in our life, look behind as and when required. The road of life on which we drive the car can be smooth or can have potholes. Life also requires resurfacing at regular intervals on our physical and mental potholes. The negative thinking is like a tip of a matchstick which burns due to mixture of thoughts which are chemicals of our brain but if not careful also burns you too. Negative thinking is also like a tip of an iceberg, it has lots of weight underneath, it may crack you or may also break whoever is close to you. Always remove negative thoughts and always be positive towards life , As the weather which is unpredictable, life is also unpredictable. Wrong decisions may take a toll on your life. It is important to keep a balance and understand that career / business / health can suffer and one should not regret anything. It is important that to find enjoyment in whatever you do. Age can bring physical or mental issues, sickness etc. The difficulty with most of us is that we try to change things, including our loved ones around us, rather than changing ourselves. What we always tend to forget is that it is easy to change personally, rather than hoping to change others. In our 60s, why hoard what we can’t utilise. There is nothing wrong in planning for your family but don’t go overboard. We must enjoy your life with new-found freedom
* Rajendra Parikh