Spark of Spirituality
Diwali was over, but it had left a deep impression on Ridha. One may think how difficult is it to dance in front of a clay idol adorned with flowers. However, Ridha knew that she had to search for faith in the deep recesses of her heart to be able to dance.
Guru ji called out her name in his deep voice. “Ridha, did you feel scared when you danced alone in front of the Goddess?”
“Was it so visible? Damn, I need to do something about my expressions. I mess it up every time I have a chance to impress Guru ji”, a tiny voice screamed inside her.
“Being nervous is normal because dancing for others is easy. But when you perform for a higher being, you lose your worldly motivations. Factors such as appreciation, fame, admiration, become meaningless. The only thing that drives you is complete love and surrender for that higher being."
“You speak of spirituality, Guru ji” She whispered. The gleam in his eyes said he had fanned a spark inside her.