Feeling sleepless and unsettled? You may not require medication
Srinivas (name changed), a man, 60 years of age, came to me for a consultation. His wife, apparently, had benefited from her consultation with me and so, she had prompted him to come to me for a consultation. When I checked his pulse, the Nadi Pariksha diagnosis revealed that he was feeling sleepless and unsettled. He was also feeling anxious. Srinivas had sought professional advice from a few others before he came to me and they all had suggested various remedies. He did not try them because, in him, he knew that; the cure is not medicine. There must be something else to remove the feeling of restlessness and the feeling of being unsettled. He couldn’t understand why he was feeling so.
The evaluation of Nadi Pariksha
As I began explaining to him, the jigsaw puzzle of his life fell in place. Srinivas was a self made businessman. He started the internet business the same year internet dawned in India. He found success in his venture. The company he created hired more than a 100 people. He was busy. He was also a philanthropist and in the body of prestigious organisations, that made a difference to the lives of people. Srinivas has a daughter and a son and both are married and settled abroad.
A year and a half ago, Srinivas handed over reins of his industry to his kin and took a sabbatical. That is where all problems began. For Srinivas, his first pillar of strength was his daughter. A few years ago, she got married and settled with her husband in the US. His second pillar of strength was his son. He too got married and settled in Australia. Both of them are living their lives with their respective spouses. His wife is an intellectual and loves her teaching profession. Their relationship too is good. His large pillar of strength was the company he had started. Having raised his children, married them off and giving away the company to his brother made him feel insignificant.
The feeling that no one looks up to him for any help or suggestion, no emails to check except the electricity and building maintenance bills that come once a month left Srinivas in a void. Furthermore, he had always engrossed himself in work and that left him with no friends. He had lost his sense of importance. He was feeling anxious and he also began feeling sleepless and unsettled.
Looking back at Srinivas’s life, the amount of value he has created for himself and the difference he is constantly making to countless people’s lives is immeasurable. However, when you get into this self importance and feel, “I feel stressed and so, I need a break”, the mind takes over and begins the process of toying with your self confidence.
Srinivas has rich life experiences that, if shared with others, can impact more lives than he can imagine. So, I suggested that he write a book and give share his ideas and insights from his life in forums. He could immediately see the point. I also shared with him how it is important to schedule your day with activities and measure every task with objectives to achieve, goals to accomplish, identify the gap that he is filling and the plan of action. This simple step brought him immense relief. The last point about the schedule is relevant, important and necessary for all age groups. It enhances your self confidence immensely.
Life is meant for living and contributing. At some turns in life, one wonders, what did I get in the deal. Never entertain such thoughts. You already have everything you need. The mind will weaken your intent and you will feel weak and lonely. When you are feeling anxious and also feeling sleepless and unsettled, look within to your thoughts and feelings. Where are they misplaced.
All that you will gain in giving is enrichment, gratitude and joy. Health is good when you feel enriched, gratitude and joy. To have your physical, mental and emotional health in abundance, give without expecting anything in return. Then you will see, how your life will enrich itself for you.
— Mahesh Krishnamurthy