I pay tribute to my mom and my guru on Women’s Day
Women’s Day is a beautiful time to celebrate the peculiarities of all the women in our lives. This year, I want to pay tribute to 2 important ladies in my life who give a sense of belongingness to this world that keeps changing every now and then. They make my life easier by sharing their own life examples of how dreams become reality with patience, hard work and perseverance. I pay tribute to my mom and guru Acharya Jayalakshmi Eshwar.
Mom has all the solutions
Women’s Day is just a reason to share my feelings for her else every day is a celebration if you think it to be. I have always seen my mom as independent in every walk of life. Whether it’s taking decisions for her health or finances or any life issues, she stands tall and strong. During my growing years, she used to take care of everything in the family and yet lead a good professional life. Of course, I understood her life difficulties later in life when I stepped into her shoes.
Even today, she’s the first person I share all kinds of gossip with. It doesn’t matter what the problem is, she has the solution ready for me along with a life example she has gone through. With her real experiences, life looks much more manageable.
Mostly, I try to keep my problems to myself and don’t bother her much. Well, at present it doesn’t seem to be happening. Hopefully, someday I will also become independent in solving my problems and making her happy by just sharing good things.
This Women’s Day mom passes on the baton to me
Now our relationship is very unique, it’s of a mother-daughter as well as of colleagues. Many situations I discuss with her today had been her problems too when she was young. And I am surprised to see the same solutions applicable even decades after. Life never changes only people come and go. It’s interesting to know that there’s one person in everyone’s life with the same habits but from different generations.
She supports my new decisions and gives me the strength to carry them forward confidently. Even if my plans are not correct she has all positives and negatives sorted out in front of me to evaluate my thoughts again.
Life is a blessing with my guru
From here on, my guru will lead my life ahead. Art fills in the gap in your life where people fail to connect. At the age of 35, I took the bold decision of learning Bharatanatyam again after a gap of 22 years. Of course, my family supported and I met my guru Acharaya Jaylakshmi Eshwar.
Destiny plays the biggest role in moulding your life. Just randomly, I called up Triveni Kala Sangam and they forwarded me to my guru. At that time, I wasn’t aware of her aura. She has come as a connection between my family and my dance.
Her life experiences of so many decades give me the direction to lead my passion for learning dance no matter what may come. She sets the right example of taking life as it comes and still being strong enough to reach your dreams.
Lessons from my guru
Listening to her life stories, I remember my grandma who instilled in me the passion to learn dance. At that time, I was not very keen but still learnt. Time proves that learning never goes wrong. My guru taught us once that if you respect your spouse, his preferences and habits, he will also appreciate and encourage you further in your life decisions. It’s not about ego but certain things that are created as it is in this world.
She encourages that instead of arguing to change the centuries-old systems, it’s better to accept the situation, make your halfway and save your energies to better your craft. Her practicality helps me mend my way out of my busy schedule and practice dance regularly.
I have learnt that there’s no age to learn and you should not be guilty of your dreams. Nothing comes without hard work. Instead of cribbing, laugh away your sorrows and take time to do what you love.
Life looks artistic ahead
With my guru ahead and mom by my side, this life seems to be pretty manageable and fruitful. On this Women’s Day, this post is a tribute to both the important ladies of my life. Their experiences and life decisions will help me shape a proud future.
This blog post is part of the Women’s Day Blog Hop, themed on She: A Tribute to Her, hosted by Swarnali Nath
A perfect tribute to the perfect women of your life. Mothers are precious that only I can say. Sharing a unique bond of friendship with mother is something that can’t be expressed in words. And finding the right Guru who is able to bring back your lost dream to the life is the biggest blessing for anyone. I am glad to know you are following your passion.
What a beautiful tribute to your mom and your guru. I have been following your dance journey and you are absolutely right, there is no age to learn. I must add that your blogs are always a breeze of positivity and calm each time I visit.
That’s a real compliment, Ritu. I will try and maintain that aura in my blogs forever. Thanks a lot.
Moms have the ability to solve all the possible hurdles, they are the reason we are living breathing and taking the torch ahead of making women strong. They are the unsung heroes of our life.
So true, Dipika. Thanks.
A lovely tribute to two people who inspired you to rise, Geethica. Our mothers truly define our lives and often we realise the value more only after we grow up.
You are blessed to have two strong ladies in your life. What important lessons your guru taught you. Loved reading your article.
Gratitude and respect for others is what makes us stronger and humbler. Loved your take Geethica
You’re so blessed to have the support and positivity of not one but two amazing women and gurus, Geet. It was great knowing about them. My regards to Aunty and hope someday I can see you two perform together on stage!
Wow Varsha, that’s would be a dream come true. Thanks
Only mothers can give the right kind of decisions, constructive criticism and life lessons from them are always a go to savior. Kudos to your mom and you Geethica.
A beautiful tribute with such pure emotions! Happy to know that you have picked up your passion and completely agree rhat that there is no age bar to learn something. Best wishes!
Thanks a lot.
A mom is a guru in all forms, but she has been a particular guru for you. Dancing is a precious art and to get it in a legacy from your mom is a blessing. Kudos to you for pursuing your passion. Wishing you the best always in whatever you do.
Thanks, Harjeet. You are so sweet.
What a lovely tribute to your mother and your guru. Both seem to be strong ladies rooted to the ground. We need more role models like them to create a generation of women who have a core of steel and yet are comfortable in their feminity
Actually. So nicely put, Harshita. Thanks for commenting.
What a sweet post Geethica. Our moms are the first influence on us. It’s wonderful how the relationship changes from mom-daughter to one of companions. As for your guru, she must be truly exceptional. I was pleasantly surprised to see the pictures of your dance performance.
Thanks, Tulika. Yes, they are strong ladies.
You are lucky to have two such amazing ladies in your life. This is a beautiful tribute to them. Cheers to all the ladies who have been and continue to be a big influence in our lives.
How inspiring these two women are. Their wise words surely made your life easier to sail through.
I share a similar bond with my mother. God bless your relationships with these two superwomen.
My favorite lines were, “I am surprised to see the same solutions applicable even decades after. Life never changes only people come and go. It’s interesting to know that there’s one person in everyone’s life with the same habits but from different generations.” I have also wondered about this many times as to how most problems have the same solution irrespective of age and time.
Wonderfully written tribute, Geethica. Cheers!
Thanks for your lovely comment, Manali.
Lovely tribute to your mom and guru, Geethica! Our challenges remain pretty constant across generations, which I think is both interesting and frustrating, especially in areas where change is much needed. But still, knowing you have someone to lean on, who has gone before you, helps! And kudos to you for taking up dance again. Life truly is so much more beautiful with art, isn’t it?
Yes, indeed. Thanks a lot.
Lovely tribute to Mother and Guru, Geethica.
They have all the answers and solutions.
Great to learn that you restarted Bharatnatyam lessons after a gap.
There is no age to learn. May we make the best of our talents & energy.
Proud of you!
Having such two strong pillars in your life is a blessings. I have seen your dance performance video and was very proud of you to pursuing your passion. Having art in our life helps a lot in character building and comes with many perks. I am very happy that you have people in your life who support your decisions. Best wishes!!
Loved reading about the 2 most inspiring women in your life, Geethica. Yes, challenges remain the same more or less, across generations, across eons even. Been reading the Bhagavad Gita lately, and I realize that we, as humans, still tend to have the same basic doubts, confusions, questions, struggles, that are talked about in it.
Congratulations on resuming Bharatnatyam again! To dreams and more!
Yes, I agree that Bhagwad Gita is still so relevant irrespective of the year we are living in. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Geethica, firstly I am very proud of you for taking up your dancing passion once again. Like I say always, I am yet to resume my music learning and you’re my inspiration behind it, among others whom I consider as my inspiration to start learning music again. I am touched by the grace and wisdom you carry that was passed on as a lineage from your Guru ma. And of course, glad that you wrote about your mom. A very nice tribute to these two ladies. Thanks for joining the blog hop. Much gratitude.
My pleasure, Swarnali. Thanks for reading and leaving such a heart felt omment.
Lovely that you look up to your mom and guru. I have been wanting to write about my mom for a long time but one blog does not seem enough for me. Maybe I should try. God bless.
One blog? One lifetime is less to describe mom. But jokes apart, you should definitely start writing as and when thoughts come to you. Thanks, Cindy.
Deepest respect for your Mom and Guru for raising a woman like you and for nurturing the clasical art form of India. I would love to watch you n your mom at a concert some day. No one can be a better teacher and role model than mother .