He’s the Father of the Nation. He’s one of the greatest souls the world has ever seen.
For me, Gandhi is the healer. When I need to heal the cracks within myself, I turn to Gandhi. When I am sad, desolate and wounded, I visit the Sabarmati Ashram. I just go there and sit all alone to heal my bruised heart. I feel a sense of peace and tranquility within myself. There’s something peaceful about all the places where Gandhiji lived. I have experienced the same sense of peace and love in Mumbai’s Mani Bhavan too. Just being at the Sabarmati Ashram calms me down.
Gandhi heals me in strange, sublime ways. I want to be a better person. I want to have tenderness. I want empathy to be a part of my personality. I want to love — more and better.
Even as I engage my own self in a discourse, I realize — whatever I am looking for, I can actually find it all Gandhi’s philosophy. I just need to embrace it in my life in spirit.
It’s a privilege to walk on this land which has given birth to Gandhi and it’s a blessing to have a home just few kms away from the Sabarmati Ashram.