Many of us may be familiar with the festival of 'Dhanteras', which occurs two days before Diwali. As the name signifies, 'Dhanteras' is the festival of wealth and Lakshmi ji, the Hindu Goddess of wealth is worshipped to bring prosperity and wealth in the coming year. Many people buy gold or new utensils on this day, perhaps in the hope that it will lead to more of such things in the coming year ;)
As I was hearing about several relatives and friends buying gold, I wondered what I should do. Somehow buying gold for the aforesaid reasons didn't seem all that plausible. How could I adopt tradition and at the same time do something that makes sense to me? The phrase 'pot of gold' came to my mind and I thought - wouldn't it be fun to simply 'find' my 'pot of gold' as opposed to 'buying it'?? The next logical question was 'where should I look for my pot of gold?'. In a moment of illumination (and why not, given that Diwali is just round the corner ;)), I thought to myself that I shall celebrate this Dhanteras by simply following the rainbow and letting it lead me to the 'pot of gold'.
What's this rainbow and what's the pot of gold? Maybe the journey of sighting and following the rainbow, of being more tolerant of diversity, different cultures and religions will help us experience and be marvelled by the different colours of the rainbow. Maybe that's what the 'pot of gold' is really meant to be.
Find a different take on things. Follow your intuition. Have the courage to follow your dreams. Perhaps we can strive to be more in harmony with our inner selves and bring more harmony and peace in this world. Conflicts will always arise, in our minds, in our daily lives. Can we have more courage to be who we truly are and accordingly resolve these daily conflicts?
The Universe is always sending messages our way. Happy Dhanteras!