Monday, January 2, 2012


New Year is a time for making new resolves. Whilst most resolutions are consigned to the dustbin, some survive due to the sheer sincerity of those who own them. And amidst the latter, lie certain resolutions that connect worthy dreams to committed action beyond the occasional occasion... my friend, Rodney was owner of one such worthy resolve...

When Rodney built his house, he decided to dig a well. His decision was in sync with his deep connect with a self sustainable approach towards resources, energy and ecology. But what was pertinent to note was that Rodney decided to dig his own well. For months, he would use spare time to dig out the hard rock behind his house. He is reached a considerable depth all by himself.

Most of us would love to have a well in our backyard. Some of us would invest in getting it dug up. However, very few would dig their own well. And most of these few would include farmers, tribals and others who work with their hands. The rest of us would have pushed ourselves on to the glorified platform of thought competencies with long wish-lists but a reluctance to put our efforts into action.

We need to ask ourselves what is it that we do to realise what are worthy wishes. Do we repair our own stuff? Do we clean up our own mess? Do we back our wishes with aligned actions? While wishing for something worthy is good, it would be better if we choose to ‘dig our own well’... like Rodney is doing!

Even if our resolve is worthy enough to tell
... it will BE BETTER if we dig our own well!

- Pravin K. Sabnis

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