Ok…it’s Sunday night and the weekend is pretty much gone. I had some good fun this weekend. Though… because of this blog I haven’t really been getting the break from the computer that I used to. It’s been fun though sharing with everyone. Ever since I started the blog I have been thinking about my life…Sikhs…Spirituality much more. It’s easy for me to get caught up in the day to day things that I am working on or that have to get done. Some times I can loose sight of my purpose. Having an “audience” to get personal with is making me think more about things.
This morning I went to pick up a tent from the shed at my old house and found some of my notes from pre-SikhNet days when I was working on a book for the youth. Actually before I dabbled in web stuff…I was writing a book of tools and information to help youth deal with all the changes they they undergoe growing up and integrating in this modern world (Drugs, relationships/dating, sex, meditation, parents, religion, peer-presusure, spirituality, etc). I went through so much stuff and learnt a lot from those experiences and knew that it would be benefitial to share that with others. A book from the youth…for the youth. In any case when I came back the the USA in 1994 and got connected on the Internet….I knew that was a better medium for connecting to youth. How many youth read educational books these days?? Everyone is on the internet. Anyways…it was fun reading some of the material and remembering those days.
To this day…even though SikhNet has been doing a great job…I feel that I have not really been able to do what I originally set out to do. We have many services on SikhNet…but I really wanted to do more with the Youth. It has been something I have been trying to focus in on for a few years now…but with the few of us that maintain SikhNet something always comes up and we don’t get to it.
One thing that I have learnt though is that everything comes at the right time. Guruji is guiding everything…and when the time is right we will have more resources (people, money etc) to be able to work on these projects.
I really want to travel more and interface with other Sikh youth. I sometimes feel disconnected from the rest of the Sikh community in our little town of Espanola. Whenever I meet other Sikhs while traveling, something always comes out of those interactions. It’s like building a network of friends with likeminded goals. It really does make a difference having that personal connection and actually meeting and talking to someone. You may read these words…but actually seeing and talking to someone gives you a different relation and understanding of who the person is and what they are about.
With SikhNet I envision virtual sevadhars all over the world helping build and maintain SikhNet. In order to grow this vision I see building a network of like minded people who have skills to share and are committed enough to make the time to participate. Everyone is busy these days… and for most $$$ and our day to day things tend to take priority.
I look forward to the day when more people’s lives revolve…. not around their job and happenings…but God…and connecting with their soul. People will be much happier, and have fuller lives on that day.