Not too long back, I went to Mumbai and happened to visit Juhu Beach. I was standing at the shore when a wave came and touched my feet. I don’t know if it was a different feeling than the experience that I had before of Miramar Beach of Goa. Within a second I heard a voice:
How are you Mohit?
Me: I am fine. Who are you?
Wave: I am a wave.
Me: What do you want?
Wave: I want to speak to you.
Me: Tell me.
Wave: I want to speak to you because at some point of time I was just like you.
Me: I don’t understand.
Wave: All waves have characteristics just like humans. When I see you, it reminds me of my past.
Me: Ohhkk. So?
Wave: Mohit, what do you think of yourself? What type of person you are?
Me: I am nice person.
Wave: How can you say so?
Me: I think I don’t do wrong to anyone. I am well-wisher. I have the opinion that the people who know me think in the same way too.
Wave: Why do you think your friends love you?
Me: Because, I am their true friend.
Wave: I think they just empathize to you and your problems.
Me: I don’t agree.
Wave: Why do you have to take yourself so seriously? Why can’t you be free and live life like no one did?
Me: I can’t help. That’s the way I am. You see, I have some responsibilities and I find myself surrounded by them always.
Wave: Who does not have responsibilities? Who does not care for their family and support them?
Me: Ya, I know.
Wave: Do you know what life wants from you?
Me: No, tell me.
Wave: Life wants you to live freely. Not like an underdog. Rise above that level for heaven sake. That’s your biggest problem. Some things are not in your hands. Leave it to God. He will take care of them. You can do great. Trust me.
Me: How do you know that?
Wave: I told you, I was just like you. I have always been a weak wave. But see today, I have crossed everything, came so far and touched you. I never thought that I will be able to do it.
Me: I see.
Wave: Mohit, I want to tell you that you are lucky to have such caring family and friends. You deserved it. But do something in your life for which people remember you, even several years after you pass away. You have the opportunity to make it count. Don’t kill time in non-fruitful activities.
Me: Can you tell me what exactly I need to do?
Wave: You already know the answer Mohit. Don’t you?
Then the wave went back and got mixed with other waves leaving me in all kinds of thoughts.