I started reading Ganesh Chalisa since 2010.It was my mom.She gets me all these interesting tidbits of information, which make me intrigued.I also read the 108 names of Ganesha, which I have written down at the back of my pocket Gita.
Ganapati and Thankfulness:3 Things I am thankful for
I am an over thinker in the worst ways possible.I am worried about things even before others think about doing stuff.Not good in the usual scenario, but helps me be good at what I do professionally.So I can’t complain about this super skill.
The best part is Lord Ganesha, helped me focus. He takes care of all my worries.I just need to be brave, show up and survive.Fear is paralyzing, Anxiety kills creativity.So the best thing to do would be to do what I can do and leave the rest to Ganeshji.
This God is also unique in how he looks.If there’s one thing I learned from hearing the story of his elephant head was how powerful truth is.How powerful a promise can be.
Ganeshji refused to obey his father Lord Shiva because he had promised his mom.His head got cut off because of that.Parvati devastated seeing this, told her hubby Lord Shiva to make the little boy Ganesha alive again.But they needed a living head.Guess what the helpers found?An elephant head.
But did this pose a problem?Absolutely not.The very powerful Lord Shiva fixed Ganesha with the elephant head and our dear Ganapati got a second chance.
Ganapati is easily one of the most loved Hindu God.He is smart and innovative and always remembers.
How we look externally doesn’t matter.He has helped me understand. What you are inside and how you think, determine your abilitIes.I learned to focus on my inside and my thoughts .My Friend Ganesha helps me realize this every day.
One of my favourite books is the 4 Hour Work Week.It never happens that way but no harm in dreaming right ?
Ganapati loves hacks and smart way of doing stuff .
Once when it was to be decided who would be prayed to first, God Shiva and Goddess Parvati(parents of Lord Ganesha and his siblings)organized a contest where Kartik and Ganesha had to travel the world.The one who came back first, would be declared the winner .Now Kartik had a nice quick peacock and Lord Ganesha had a small mouse .
Who would win do you think?Kartik went off with his peacock while Ganesha calmly startly circling round his parents seated together .Seing this, his parents asked him what he was doing. Ganapati replied “since my parents are my world I am going around my world “.
His parents were tickled pink and till date his puja happens first, before any other Hindu God is worshiped.Cool God right?
If you want a hack you better start thinking like Lord Ganesha.He helps you find solution, ensure prosperity and good luck .Hope you have all the Lord Ganesha s blessings showered on you.