Do you have a talisman?
A charm? A keepsake or a souvenir that you cherish?
Something that warms your heart when you see it?
I do. It's a watch, given to me by my Guru.
It reinforces a belief that there is a Higher Power watching over me.
I turn to it when I am depressed, lonely and in despair.
When I face a mountain that seems insurmountable, the talisman comes to my rescue.
When I am filled with gratitude, the talisman serves as a reminder that we must give thanks for the little things in life and never take them for granted.
The minute I am tasked with the impossible task of 'letting go', the watch is there to help me get through it.
Some may wonder how an inanimate object can help you through a crisis. It has no emotion, cannot coax you to feel better or convince you that there is a silver lining.
It can do those things, if you have the faith that it can.
Just the way a child has faith that her teddy bear is alive and needs her at night.
Just the way that an idol assumes importance because of the deity that it represents.
Just the way that a wedding band or a mangalsutra symbolises the bond that is marriage.
Do you know what I love about Faith? It's free, always available and isn't bound by space.
Today, in the words of my Guru, I will leave you with what the watch stands for.
We must always watch our:
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