While the thoughts are fresh in my mind and feelings in heart that may fade away in some time. I sketched the Ik Onkar featured in this post. I never did a sketch before but while sketching Ik Onkar with my beliefs, I felt nothing is difficult in this world. This is the world we live in, it is filled of complexities, full of mysteries. Yes! Life works in mysterious ways and is full of surprises. Let me share some thoughts I had while doing the sketch.
First I had to take a blank paper and I thought when it all begins (our life) we are only like that blank paper. Then I took a pencil to draw the sketch, I didn’t realize anything about what pencil here signifies until I was about to complete the sketch.
So, I started drawing the sketch. I was holding the pencil and started making strokes to draw outline of the Ik Onkar and I thought during the starting of our lives we make many choices, we decide to which direction we have to go. We make efforts during that time to be of some significance.
When the outline was complete I thought that at some age we become a professional and that profession becomes our identity, we become some significant individual.
Then came the part of sketch where I had to fill that outline with the strokes of my pencil. I thought it will take a short while to finish it. I started filling the outline with strokes of pencil and at one point I thought I completely filled it. Then I had a good look at the sketch and found imperfections. I saw many white spaces between the strokes of pencil.
In life, the outline of sketch is our identity which is filled with relations and Love. No one can live only with a profession, they need relations to share what they earn from their profession with their loved ones. So, we pamper our relations with Love, sometimes we make them happy sometimes we hurt them. These are imperfections in our lives.
Then came the crucial part of the sketch that also tells us what we can do to make our loved ones happy. When I saw white spaces between the strokes I made with pencil to fill the outline I realized I have to scrub my pencil more to remove those white spaces. In life, when we make mistakes and hurt our loved ones, we have to be calm and make efforts to fill those gaps and ask for forgivesness and make it up to your love ones.
I kept scrubbing my pencil for a while till I found my sketch a lot better, much smoother. It was that time I realized what the Pencil represents in our life. It represents how we fill up our thoughts and how we make efforts to keep our lives better and smooth. We can either leave our loved ones hurt or ask for forgiveness. Leaving them will hurt you too and asking for forgiveness or fixing relations will make them happy. Like the strokes of the Pencil we have to keep working on our relations so we can keep the hate out and bring Love in our lives.
I was drawing sketch of Ik Onkar only because I believe in Ik Onkar, I believe in the Supreme Soul. Ik Onkar gave me hope that everything will be fine just don’t let you Pencil worn out, never stop making efforts. Ask for forgiveness,