Hi, my name is Yashika.
The camp was more of a chance to discover myself. I didn’t know about the camp or Acharya Ji. My sister got in touch with some of the people who come over here and then she asked me whether I’ll accompany her. As I am always open to new experiences, that is why I said yes, and I am actually very glad that I said Yes. 🙂
Because through the certain sessions and activities, I actually got closer to my own being. Frankly, this closeness to my own self is something that intimidated me throughout my life. I got to know what I am, because throughout we have been living in a masked world, and unmasking yourself is not an easy job. But yes, when you are facilitated, when there is one person who actually tells you that you can be accepted the way you are, there is no harm in your being, and somebody is there to take a lead of your life, then it becomes easy, because whenever you do a certain thing, you always want somebody else to take a decision on your behalf so that it becomes easy to blame the other person for the consequences.
Here I realized that you should be ready to take on life as it comes, because you know that whatever is happening, is for your own good.
Also, I always had this thought in my mind that when it comes to ‘God’, why do we have these different kinds of symbols that we pray? Who created these symbols? These are actually man-made things and we are just praying something which is man-made.
And here when I was reading through the Upanishads and scriptures, all those things has given me a dimension which actually made me rest, made me calm; whether it was going for a trek or dancing throughout the night. I got to know that I was actually a bit of a control freak. I wasn’t able to let go of myself. I realized that I wanted to control things around me. Now I know that I just have to control myself to just let go of myself. It has enabled me to let go of myself and has made me learn to not to be afraid of being alone, because you are anyways never alone, there is always somebody, someone who will be there for you. So you have to believe in that.
And now, I want to be part of this whole group because somewhere I feel that my own calling is situated somewhere here.
Thank you. 🙂
Editor’s note: Yashika, a camp participant of 26th Advait Learning Camp, in the presence of Acharya Ji found that it is not about controlling thing so; jut let go.
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