I got down from the train in the early hours of a chilly winter morning in the post-monsoon month of October in the year 2013.
After performing a series of rituals at the temple in an interior Andhra village, I hardly had time to rest as I had to board the next bus for my onward journey around 4 pm. My next stop was 200 kilometers away. Finally, after completing the tiring bus journey for 5 hours I reached a place where I had to catch another bus which was scheduled to leave at around 1 AM.
A delicious dinner followed by an ice-cream rejuvenated me. I forgot the fatigue of the continuous journey by all means of Indian transport system viz train, bus, auto rickshaw.
I was now waiting at one of the busiest bus terminals in the southwest part of then Andhra Pradesh.
Now, I’m sensitive to noise pollution. The honking of incoming and departing busses shoots up noise levels much beyond its normal level at night. And imagine! I still had to wait another good 3 hours for my bus to arrive to take me on my final leg of the trip.
I made 2 to 3 rounds of the terminal by foot and was still left with a lot of time.
Then I picked up the book ‘What happened actually’ a memoir of a Retired Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Officer PVRK Prasad [book was in regional language Telugu]. The next two hours I was immersed in the book. Nothing disturbed me. I was completely in the resourceful state of reading.
You can attain your resourceful state anywhere anytime if you really wish so.
After that incident, I realized the effects of resourceful time a few times more. Once while playing a video game as a novice and while doing one of my assignments I was in similar resourceful state… undisturbed for a good 3 to 4 hours in spite of lot of noise around.
Also, I had similar experiences while I was reading ‘You Can Win’ by Shivkhera and ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki. However, those books I read in pleasant living rooms.
Would love to know about your state of resourcefulness!