Hello everyone! Welcome to THE PEACE STORIES. Today we have Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu with us. Today, she will share her inspiring story of being a blogger and an author, how she realized good people still exist in this world, her thoughts on healing, poetry, and a lot more. Come, let’s know her peace story.
The Peace Story of Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu
CHINMAYEE’S HEALING STORY:
Healing is a continuous journey and is an ongoing process. I have struggled with both physical and mental breakdowns. And sometimes, when people say they understand someone’s pain, I think somewhere it is not true. No one can ever understand, what really goes through in someone’s life. No one can walk in your shoes, but yes, having an empathetic environment certainly helps. I am blessed to have family and friends who help me in this endeavor. I can only say, the journey is on.
OF POETRY AND HEALING:
Poetry is a form that helps me express my deep feelings be it brief endeavor, resentment, gratitude, love, longing, or for that matter desires. Poetry also helps connect some amorphous, fleeting moments that one experiences on a normal day.
A NOTE ON PEACE:
Peace is a very vast spectrum for me. I am yet to experience the true calmness which would in a real sense mean peace. But I can certainly say that I experience bits and pieces of it for a few moments or for a few days when I accomplish something, or I am able to give a smile on someone’s face. Creating something makes me feel calm. Be it paintings, blogs, or stories, giving shape to an idea requires effort and when that effort gets recognized, it feels great. And such creations become a reflection of my identity & in a way are eternal in a world obsessed with momentary pleasure. This certainly helps feel good.
THE LETTERS CONNECT – A LETTER TO THE YOUNGER SELF:
Dear Younger Self,
Forgive yourself and learn to have loved yourself a lot more for the untamable fire that you were! And you should have learned that people mostly forget what you do for them with time. And sometimes you should be selfish enough to ask what you want from people who are close to you. A listener needs to be heard and a giver needs to receive as well!
Love and Light, Chinmayee
Letter to the Younger Self by Chinmayee
STORY OF A STRANGER:
I recall an incident from my childhood. I was very young and was selected for Inter School Sports Championship. While returning I missed my school bus and was left behind in the middle of the road. It was a scary moment. My parents were in shock after finding out that I had not returned with the entire school batch. Not one but many strangers helped me reach my school and helped me reunite with my parents. As I look back, I understand the gravity of the situation and think that this world does have good souls who help people in need without any expectations.
CHINMAYEE’S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:
Whatever happens, life moves on. Most People will forget what you do for them, and even the most trustworthy ones will break your expectations. What matters is how you hold on to hope when you hit the rock bottom because not many will be there with you during those dark moments.
A BEAUTIFUL REALIZATION ABOUT LIFE:
I have discovered that there are both sides of a coin to every story. People who tend to understand this will not judge you easily and I love minds that understand things from a broader perspective. Life is a mystery to be experienced and sometimes it does not make sense. Despite the roller coaster ride that it is, Life is beautiful, and only when we spread kindness or help each other, we can realize what a beautiful gift this life is!
CHINMAYEE’S GRATITUDE NOTES:
My Maa is my lifeline and my true blessing. She is the one who holds me firmly when I feel like giving up. She is the epitome of courage & resilience for me. I am very proud & grateful to have been born as her daughter. My Baba has always been a symbol of keeping one’s head high despite any difficulty and has encouraged me in life.
My younger sisters and my entire family have always been very supportive of me and I am what I am because of them.
My friends (Madhavi, Amod, Tejaswita, Farhana, Sheron, and Sonal) who have walked along with me for over a decade now are my favorite people. Manish, whom I met through my writing journey has been a very close friend and has always stood by me through many crucial moments. I am extremely grateful to have been blessed with genuine bonds that keep me going.
My friends from the writing community group have always welcomed me with open arms and I am thankful to each one of them.
Last but not the least, I am grateful to the Almighty to have been my ultimate savior and I pray to HIM to guide me in the future as well.
(We will add the gratitude notes to our Big Gratitude Jar, where we are collecting all the beautiful things we are grateful for in life.)
ABOUT THE STORYTELLER:
Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu is currently a government official. Till now, she has authored three books. The first book titled “Five Petals” is a collection of short stories and the second one titled “Heartfelt Symphonies” is a poetry platter. Her recent book titled “Traces & Memoirs: Stories of You & Me” has just been published and reflects upon human emotions through fictional stories. All the books are available on Amazon. She loves connecting with people and visiting new places. She also loves painting and when she dedicates it to someone, it means she has put in soul into it. Know more about her works from her blog Chinmayee’s Creations.
ABOUT THE PEACE STORIES:
We are building a space for calm and bliss. A space for counting our blessings. A space for just breathing and being. I welcome you all to come along with me to build our very own community of storytellers.
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