My marriage was planned for 20th May this year, but because of Covid, my father-in-law postponed the wedding to winter.
At first, after hearing this news, I was very frustrated as it has been over three years since the engagement. I was angry as hell. Everything was out of track for me, and I thought that nothing in my life, not a single thing, was going smoothly. I was jealous of some people who seemed to have obstacle-free lives.
I behaved very rudely to everyone and even wished ill. But on 18th May 2021, the cyclone hit both my father-in-law’s village and mine too.
Everything was destroyed, and many people lost their lives, thousands of trees were uprooted, and many animals perished. It is almost seven days now, and there has been no electricity or mobile networks. There is a lack of clean water, food, and other essentials.
So I really wanted to thank the Divine for saving our lives and postponing my marriage. I shudder to think what would have happened if we had gone ahead with the festivities.
With winds howling about at 200km/hr, I finally understood the shloka from the Gita that says: “Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good.”
“We cannot change anything until we accept it.”
~ Black Lotus User