Wednesday, February 19, 2014

THAT NOWHERE FIELD CALLED 'THE THIN AIR'














Pic.: Vincent D'Souza
If Face book is, now, just ten-year old, its founder, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, is just 29!


Well, he became a billionaire at the age of 23… and, now, his personal wealth is estimated to be close to 28-billion Us-dollars!


Not bad for one who was not born into any wealthy family or surrounded by any powerful men and women to pull strings for him! He and some of his friends were merely a bunch of Harvard campus-kids… And, what started as some fun-activity to connect the campus kids has, today, become what it is… the Behemoth called ‘Face book’!


The guy like me - and the guy in the remotest village of not only my country but also of any country - knows the power and potential of the idea that had come to Mark from   thin air!


I am simply inspired, simply overawed by such a phenomenon. Always!


“Thoughts are things!” This was how I had first learnt about such a phenomenon from Napoleon Hill’s classic – ‘Think and Grow Rich’. I had, instantly, grasped the meaning of that phrase… Yes, as the popular line goes, I had realized: “Everything in this world is created twice… Once in the mind, and, once outside!”


So, whatever is there ‘outside’, today - whatever is visible, tangible and real… be it a pin, a paper-bag or a jet-plane… be it a spoon, a ship, or a nuclear submarine… be it a school, high-rise tower or a cathedral… be it a song, dance, book or an award ceremony… be it Democracy, Autocracy, Communism, or Terrorism… be it a computer, cell-phone or internet… be it Cloud, Skype or WhatsApp… be it Google, Wikipedia, YouTube or Face book… you name it, and that is it… what has come from that nowhere space called – thin air…


Wealth has come from this space…


Poverty has come from this space…


Peace has come from this space…


Destruction has come from this space…


Hope has come from this space…


Despair has come this space…


Yes, everything - that we see, touch and feel in this world - has come from there… the thin air!


If thin air is the field from where all tangible things are created, it is really a good-news… It is the greatest hope of mankind… In fact, it is God’s greatest promise – the Endowment - He has left for us, His children…


The Field of Abundance… The Kingdom of Heaven… The Invisible Field… The Thin Air…


And, through his Son, He has left for us the ‘key’, too:


"Ask and it shall be given to you;

seek and you shall find;

knock and the door shall be opened to you.”


Praise the Lord!


And, let’s not forget to praise the Lords of this Land, alive or dead: Christ, Gandhi, Lincoln, Edison, Ford, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Bachchan, Tendulkar… or, for that matter, Arnab and Kejriwal… Yes, even Adolf Hitler!


Let’s praise them all for reminding us never, ever to complain in life, that there is not enough…


Go dig!


GERALD D’CUNHA

3 comments:

Jeena Shah said...

Superb!!!!!
- Jeena

Anonymous said...

From the nowhere field called 'the thin air'! Loved it. Keep writing and keep inspiring... Kudos!
... Edwin

Haresh N said...

Very inspiring, very meaningful.
- Haresh N