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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Your soul is always free

Preethi Srinivasan: Pic Courtesy TOI
Early this morning, I found my inspiration for the day and learned an important lesson from the Life of an amazing young lady, Preethi Srinivasan – who refuses to give up on__and in__Life! Today’s Times of India reported the launch of a unique initiative called SoulFree (www.soulfree.org) by Srinivasan, 34. 15 years ago Srinivasan was getting set to qualify for the national women’s cricket team – that was before an accident crippled her for Life, leaving her a quadriplegic. For someone who loved swimming (she was then competing at the national level) and the great outdoors, she had to reconcile to a Life in a wheelchair. It must have been, quite obviously, difficult, depressing and traumatic. But she did not let her condition affect her spirit. She’s developed, through her own painful, Life-changing experience, the 4-P model of empowerment in Life. She invites people to focus on these aspects whenever they are up against a wall in Life:

·         Perspective – shift from ‘Why Me?’ to ‘Why Not Me?’
·         Purpose – understand that you have been created with a reason
·         Present Moment Awareness – Be in the Now
·         Peace – Find it within

Sharing Life Lessons with Audiences: Pic Courtesy TOI
SoulFree aims to inspire people who are specially abled – owing to spinal cord injuries – to lead a Life of dignity, positivity and hope. As a sought-after motivational speaker, Srinivasan shares her learnings from Life. She tells her audiences: “I am your worst case scenario. I want you to know that it doesn’t take much to be where I am, just a split second of misfortune.” 

Srinivasan is truly an embodiment of the soul being free. Her accident led her to this realization, this awakening. You and I need not wait for one to reach that state. Your circumstances can cripple you but not your spirit. They can limit you physically, but your soul will always be free – ready to take wing whenever you want to take off. No matter what you are dealing with in Life, know that you have not been given a situation that you can’t handle. When you approach Life with this awareness, with acceptance and are willing to live it just the way it is, you will often find Life making way for you. And that path will always lead you to where you are ordained to be!

1 comment:

  1. I was lucky to meet wonderful Preeti..and talking to her after hearing her speech was like a true eye opener..We crib for so many things in life and at the end, we dont realize what we have...Please read my experience with her in the post below