The night was getting dark. Cool breeze was flowing across the street.The rustle of the fallen leaves was clearly audible. Street dogs were on their duty, barking meaninglessly to re-announce their authority on the empty road. Long necked poles were lit,trying to make an impression of full moon.
I was on my usual “night walk”. My mind was webbed into thoughts of its own. Suddenly, a tapping sound caught my attention. A man appeared from the right-hand corner street,turning towards his left and moving towards me. He was about middle-age and looked decent. The sound was from a long stick that he was carrying and tapping it semi-circularly on the road. I realized. That man was blind. His stick was his pathfinder. I stood still. He was coming nearer. I went up to him to offer my help. Another man, came from behind(me) , and signaled me not do so. we both stood quietly and watched. The Blind Man went passed us smoothly. The third person slowly whispered in my ear. “This is his daily routine. He never takes anybody’s help. Daily he comes at this time from sector 10 market and walk towards home in sector-12″ . I said surprisingly,”That’s a fair amount of distance!”. He said “Yes, but he is use to it, see he knows, now is the time to turn right!”. We watched Him from behind and He turned to His right and disappeared. We both silently looked at each other. The man shook his head and went away.
I continued my walk and reached my room. But my mind was still thinking of the incident that i just went through. What is the difference between a normal person and a visually challenged person? We, as a normal person, are we really able to see beyond our vision? What made the Blind Man not to take anyone’s help? Even though the man was blind, but he never looked confused. The only reason was, He kept moving. His inner vision kept him moving.
I asked myself. Why are we so upset with our life? Why we take life as a cross-road puzzle? What if things don’t work for us. The Blind Man taught me a great lesson. All we need to do is – Enhance our inner-vision and Keep Moving. This is the time to introspect. Like Him, one needs to find his own path and take calculated steps. Not to rush or agitate when things are not clear .Not to look at others for help. All we need is – to believe. If we believe, things will work for us. No matter what happens, Just keep moving. It may feel normal and simple and we all know this. But just repeat and give it a thought. “All We Need is- To Believe and Keep Moving”. Our mind is like water. When it is agitated it become difficult to see. But if we allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear. Right now the path may look dark. May be full of obstacles, may be longer than we thought. But we ourselves are the pathfinder. Nobody can better guide us, than our own inner-vision. And we will find our destination. No matter who we are, what religion we follow, the ultimate goal of life is to find Happiness. And the true happiness lies within ourselves. Just open the Vision and Follow it.