Unlocking the Cage (Chapter from The Book on Joy)
''JOY COMES TO US IN ORDINARY MOMENTS. WE RISK MISSING OUT WHEN WE GET TOO BUSY CHASING DOWN THE EXTRAORDINARY.''
- BRENE BROWN
I yearned to find my calling in life. I prayed for my life purpose to be revealed. I wanted to be good at something; wanted to make a difference. I wanted to jump out of bed with child-like enthusiasm. I wanted to laugh again, wanted to feel loved and cherished again, I wanted joy back in my life again. But I was stuck. My beliefs kept me trapped, in a cage of my own making.
My Story begins in 1983, the year I was born, in the metropolitan city of New Delhi in India. I grew up in a beautiful home with my parents and a younger sister. I had a secure and privileged childhood that shielded me from many difficulties and blessed me with experiences that created immense joy growing up.