Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Health is Wealth

I have faced a lot of challenging incidents in my life. I have escaped narrowly from the clutches of death 4 times. The fourth time I faced death was due to sheer negligence. In school days we all memorize the proverb that health is wealth, but seldom remember those golden words in later life.

When my father retired from his business, he passed on the responsibility of managing Al Adil Trading Company and a couple of retail shops in Dubai to me. I was married then and had a happy family. I was enjoying life with a loving and caring wife and 2 adorable children. In an attempt to increase the sales volume rapidly I focused entirely on business. I became a workaholic and began chasing money. I completely neglected the work-life balance. My disturbed lifestyle, late night sleeping and irregular food habits ultimately resulted in severe acidity, back pain, headache and finally, deep depression. I couldn’t eat or sleep peacefully. I underwent 9 endoscopies, tried various therapies and medications but to no avail. I started to fear death.

I was desperately searching for any remedy which would free me from the pain. In those days I visited a number of temples, mosques and churches and begged God to give me a second chance in life. Once when I was at the Krishna Mandir in Dubai, I saw a poor but stout man outside the temple eating lunch happily with his family. I realized then that the most precious treasure in life is a sound mind and a sound body. I became determined to regain my lost health.

Perhaps the Almighty heard my prayer. After some days when I was watching a TV show on acupuncture therapy, I decided to try it- and miraculously, it worked. After a month of acupuncture sessions, my back pain vanished forever. My severe acidity was also brought under control by Ayurvedic medications prescribed by Dr. Nachiket Wachasunder from Karad.

Since then I have been diligently following an ideal lifestyle. I am quite convinced by the proverb- Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. My day starts with yoga and ends with meditation. I do regular exercise and have a simple but nutritious diet. I devote time to myself, my family and business equally. I have decided to enjoy life to its fullest.

By: Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.

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