Friday 5 April 2024

Expect Nothing, Do good and forget it (Pages From the Diaries of Common Indian Women-Chapter5)


When I was very young, once when I worked very hard and still got a second rank in class, I asked my mother what could have gone wrong. She sat me down and lovingly told me that I must not lay so much emphasis on the end result but rather focus on my perfect efforts to achieve that goal. She cited a quote from Gita, ‘Karm kiye jaa, fal ki iccha chod de’, meaning you keep doing your side of hard work and good to others without worrying about what fruits you will reap for them. This lesson given by her that day is the principle on which I have based my life so far and it has been fair though challenging. I know you will say, it is easier to say that ‘Expect nothing, do good and forget it’ because we are human at the end of the day but it does put an end to a lot of misery we humans have to go through and gives us unparalleled contentment. 

Let me explain. Very recently my latest book ‘Brave Inked Emotions’ was published which launched so many new authors. I worked hard for 4 months single-handedly on conceptualizing, ideating, curating, and editing this book. I had pure intentions at the heart of creating an emotional wellness resource for the common masses at an affordable cost. Handling 27 authors delicately keeping their emotional wellness as my top priority during the process was a humongous task, to say the least and I had tried my best to love them unconditionally and be fair all this while. My well-wishers and  friends who meant  good for me always wanted me to charge a fee for the blogger-to-author journey as well as my editing fee and a decent royalty on the resource I created with multiple co-authors. They were right because the book carries value. But with this book money making was not my aim. It was just a pure good intention and I did not expect any award or reward in return. I just naturally worked on my life’s principle of doing good and forgetting it. 

But the love and praise I have received for this book overwhelms me and makes me teary-eyed. The universe is making everything fall into place so smoothly. We had a dreamy book launch and the smiles of my coauthors who attended meant the world to me. Every day I receive notes of appreciation from eminent writers and the common public alike and I sleep peacefully with a warm heart because I have not hurt a soul in this process and have brought value to several others whose lives the beautiful real-life emotional wellness stories in the book are touching. This is my real earning and this makes me the human I always wanted to become because I believe leading life with a purpose is why we have taken birth as humans and if we can uplift our community in the slightest way we are on the right track. Sharing below some kind messages of praise I have received and witnessed every day since the launch of the book and I am eternally grateful. 

I have shared at length the personal story behind this book in my most comprehensive interview with a very senior blogger of our writing community Mr. Jaideep Khanduja. If this interests you, click here to delve into it. There is a lot more I intend to do for the community and shall be sharing the details in one of my forthcoming posts. Stay tuned for the announcements.


Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my ninth consecutive   #BlogchatterA2Z and global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning  
Pages From the Diaries of Indian Women. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the last 9 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 2019202020212022, and 2023.

If you like what I write, you can grab copies of my eight published works here: The Fragrance of True LoveDestiny's Favorite ChildDare to Defy The DestinyEmpowered Women Empower Women, Soulful Letters On COVID, for My Future GrandchildI Live to Love YouSoft Strings Of My Heart and Brave Inked Emotions
Also, as the founder of the Endometriosis Support and Awareness Group of India and Emotionally Strong Women Of India, I would love for you to join me in my mission or approach me for any women's health-related (physical/mental/emotional) assistance you seek.

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