Saturday, November 16, 2013

FINALLY, NEVER EVER BE AFRAID, IF YOU ARE RIGHT...














Pic.: Neerja Panchal





“Finally, never ever be afraid, if you are right.


The shrill voice inside you will tell you


What is right and what is wrong.


Be true to yourself, to that shrill voice inside you… and then look!


The whole world will be on your side… God will be on your side...


What else in life, then, matters?”



In life, you need integrity to be confident, happy and peaceful…. ‘What you know’ and ‘what you do’ should be in sync…

Living with integrity gives you strength. It gives you courage to overcome adversities and discouragement in life.

Dear, trust in you instincts, your hunches. Trust in your conscience – that shrill voice from within – and follow it all the way… Yes, it will guide you to be on the ‘right’ path… It will tell you what is right and what is wrong… It will tell you when you go astray in life, when you hurt, when you deviate from your true path… Yes, it will help you to re-align yourself in life… to walk straight when you flounder.

Therefore, be true to yourself… to that shrill voice inside your heart… That’s enough to help you remain confident, happy and peaceful in life… That’s enough to dissolve your anxieties and fears… That’s enough to provide you with a deep sense of security for your future…

The world respects people of integrity. A clear conscience inspires… Good intentions come form it and trust of people is won through it… So, when you follow your shrill voice, the world will conspire in your favor… People will line up, along your path, to cheer you up…

Yes, just because you did in life what you deeply thought was right… Just because you did not fear doing what you deeply believed in… 




If the world is with you, if God is with you… 

and, above all, if you are with you – 

what else does really matter in life?



Never, ever be afraid in life, my dear, if you are right… Because love, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, hope, courage, charity, large-heartedness… and all other heavenly virtues come only from knowing, deep within your soul, that the path you walk is path that leads you ‘Home’!



GERALD D’CUNHA



P.S.:

In the early 80’s, as a stranger and a struggling young-man in this big city of Mumbai (then Bombay), I was filled with self-doubts and fears. My self-confidence level was at its lowest pit, and I was gripped with anxiety about my future. It was during these harrowing times, I had found on the roadside an old copy of Dr. Napoleon Hill’s inspirational classic – ‘Think & Grow Rich’… 

My life was destined to change, immediately!

I have been so influenced by Dr. Napoleon Hill’s ‘Success philosophy’ - particularly his famous line: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” - that it would be impossible for me to shed off this influence all my life.

So, as a young-teacher in his twenties, when I had scribbled those passages in the little booklet ‘THE DAWN’, they loudly – and proudly - echoed the core tenets of Dr. Hill’s life-lessons. What he had assimilated from the lives of scores of successful people and passed on to us, I was now trying to do, in my own way, to my students…

With my deepest humility and reverence, I dedicate this book ‘THE ECHOES OF THE DAWN’ - to the one who made me ‘Stand up’ in life…Dr. Napoleon Hill.

1 comment:

Viraj Rao said...

A befitting piece to wind up the echoes Gerry... Viraj