Hi! I am Sathya!
I’m an author, a family man and an everyday citizen of the world.
I am passionate about self-development, finding ways to live a better life.
I was one of those weird but a good child whom you hear about among your neighbours. One of those odd balls who took a different turn in life. If you talk to me for 5 minutes, you will think I am an engineer. If you read me writing, you will think I am 50+ old man (I’m not). No wonder I was not able to relate to my generation. But befittingly I can have a mature conversation with an adult.
I’m extremely shy, reserved personality but found a knack to break out that mold unlike other nerds. In fact that gives me strength to relate to others unlike an extroverted person who may be completely unsympathetic – or an introverted one who might be too reserved or obnoxious. That naturally makes me one of the polite persons to work with.
But I have an ego the size of a mountain. And extremely competitive and achievement oriented type. I thought that’s my way or the only way to get attention and impress others. No I can’t sing or dance. Sort of person who knows work should speak louder than words. But I’m slowly learning to let go off it. I’m realising it was an unnecessary endeavour – once I realised that I already got enough attention and being taken care off (thanks to my wife for that!). And second I no more feel threatened to be competititive. Realised everyone’s contribution is unique and so is mine. I can’t win over their strength; neither can they win over mine.
In a way I’m wierd, not a perfect human being. I have my baggage of insecurities. My deep sense of inferiority complex results in a fear of failure. That’s why I think I write and read so much about success and more so about failures. I always had the need to be success, more so not to fail and loose my image. However I have been also known to take extreme risks both in my personal and professional life – just to prove to myself I can face fear – that I too can take the untreaded path.
I have made my share of stupid mistakes and even failed to learn from those mistakes. But I did them. No question about that. But I’m a survivor. Thanks to the wide variety of experiences I got owing to the fact that I listened to a different drummer, I learnt some life lessons. I have to appreciative of those experiences in my life both good and bad. Not a day goes by me without thinking I’m the luckiest guy on the planet. I got the best deal.
My life is in fact normal and balanced. This is a good line I’m stealing from James Altucher – “I’m an introvert, but who likes to pretend to be an extrovert.” I’m loud in a formal meeting and do speak a lot and sometimes do feel regret to have spoken a lot. I love to speak like an expert in a large audience group – may be good teacher. That’s why may be people tell me – you speak like an old man.
So in a nutshell, I must say I’m a work in progress. I am using this blog as a platform to speak out loudly which I might otherwise not be able to articulate and speak out. If you find my writing useful, great to know that. And if you find it amusing to read, I’m more than happy. Or if you find it utterly useless – you know what you must have better things to do than read this. I’m grateful for you at least checking my rambling out.
If you are one such individual, join my journey.
I am just like you, struggling to find ways to perfect myself in an imperfect world (not that I am perfect myself).
I am no guru, but I am here to share few insights that I found useful.
The website will give you information on:
- Forgotten spiritual insights that could provide answers to our present problems
- Everyday practices to move you towards that better self for a better society for a better world
Check out my blog.
Me on Huffington Post
Me on Teach for India Blog