A Father’s letter to his unborn child.

Hi my little one,

I know you are still not born and I am not sure by when will we expect you. But the moment we learn of you becoming a part of our lives, I want you to know what is it that I mostly care about talking to you.

I want to teach you to stay happy and not successful. If you chase success, you will miss out the smaller joys of life and instead if you learn to be happy, success will always come knocking at your door. 

No matter how hard you try not to fall prey to building your status out of societal pressure, you might seldom be influenced to get ambitious in life. Aiming for a big house, great cars, expensive clothing and accessories and the desire to receive more recognition through wealth accumulation. All this will any day workout to satisfy your ego but it would never be able to satisfy the needs of your soul. Remember that if your life doesn’t work in alignment to the needs of a soul, a part of you will always remain unsatisfied with life. The soul expects you to practice more compassion, share love, forgive all, stay humble and to live with absolute peace in your heart.

People might come and inject fear in you by sharing stories of how difficult it is to live life without money. I am not telling you to not earn, money is essential but what I mean is that if you follow what you are interested to do and you give your all, there will always be a scope to earn. And I want to assure you that I am always going to be around to support and help you work towards your passion. 

It is very difficult to stay calm and composed in today’s stressful life. But remember that no matter what the circumstances are it is you, yes! You who always has control over the way you react. Always remember that you are the driver of your mind and that it has to move as per the suggestion that you give. Don’t allow people to dump their garbage onto your fertile soil of your mind, instead make your mind so strong that the seeds (thoughts) in your mind will sprout and produce miraculous results that would motivate you and also inspire people to live life with tranquility.

As you grow you will very often hear people discussing about gender equality, caste discrimination, racism, religious particularism and on various other sensitive topics where the underlying objective is make one group feel superior and the other inferior. I want to see you grow with sincere respect for every being whom you meet irrespective of gender, caste or creed. Also, always take care of not hurting even the tiniest insects or harm any animals. Yes! Animals definitely deserve to live their lives free from suffering and exploitation. Since we are at the top of the food chain, does not give us the right to take their rights away.

Most importantly never forget that we are temporary on this planet. So when anybody leaves this world, they always resent not being able to live their desired life. So this is a one chance game, so live by the values, follow your heart and play it fair.

As Pope Paul VI has rightly pointed that,”Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”

Eagerly awaiting with Love

Your Mum & Dad.

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