Rahao || 4 || 6 ||
The wise sages and yogi's have said that the body is merely a vessel for our soul; it's temporary and perishable. We tend to invest much of our time and focus on our body image, as well as comparing our bodies to others around us.
Sis and I grew up with many insecurities about our own bodies: from not being 'tall enough', having 'petite frames', and people constantly commenting on our weight. To this day, we still get comments on all of these; however, over time we're learning that such comments don't even matter in the grand scheme of things. We're all too familiar with the age-old phrase, 'It's what's on the inside that counts'. This particular Shabad confirms this phrase - it really is the soul that trumps all.
There is a reason why we are called 'mortals'; our bodies are earthly and merely on loan. It's our souls that are Divine and Immortal, and this is what we try to remember when being faces with questions and comments about how we look physically.
The above verse also serves as a reminder to be grateful for being able-bodied, because - in any moment - this privilege can be taken away from us too.
Photographed by Navjit Surdhar