Are you able to breathe comfortably today?
You must be thinking, what kind of absurd question am I asking?
Maybe for you, this thought doesn’t even exist,
But for millions of people across the globe this basic necessity is not a piece of cake.
We find a way out of the laws of nature to survive and thrive.
Namaste, I am Madhu Vyas. I am an oxygen therapy warrior. I am 65 years old and live in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
I am on oxygen therapy for the past 3 years now due to breathing difficulties. Doctors like to call it COPD or lung fibrosis.
Don’t worry! I am not here to ask you for money or any kind of help. Especially not for your sympathy, at least!
Instead, I am here to give you an opportunity.
I have two objectives of coming out to the world:
- I want to spread awareness about breathing difficulties and diseases that follow them. Especially in the Indian scenario.
- This is a shout out to the warriors like me. Listen to me, you are not alone in this. We are a tribe. We are a community. We are the survivors!
This is a call, an unstoppable call!
Let’s come together and redesign our lives to thrive!
You think your life has ended.
No, absolutely not!
This is an arrow to burst that bubble of your misconception.
I know, our lungs are a bit tired. They are taking a breather from their job.
But how can just one organ be used to define a complete human?
We are more than our lungs, we are more than our body and mind.
We are the spirit.
The energy, “shakti”,
is the Supreme Almighty.
It is a crime to limit ourselves in such a narrow perspective.
Let’s come together.
This is not a charity or organisation.
This is a movement.
These lines by Tanveer ghazi always inspire me
“तू खुद की खोज में निकल
तू किस लिए हताश है,
तू चल तेरे वजूद की
समय को भी तलाश है
जो तुझ से लिपटी बेड़ियाँ
समझ न इनको वस्त्र तू
ये बेड़ियां पिघाल के
बना ले इनको शस्त्र तू
बना ले इनको शस्त्र तू
तू खुद की खोज में निकल”
“Take a journey inwards to find yourself,
Why are you in despair?
Come on, start walking forward, even the time awaits your pursuit of existence.
These chains are made of your limiting mindset and society
Don’t think of them as your only possibility (poet uses the analogy of clothes)
Melt these chains and craft powerful weapons out of them.
Take a journey inwards to find yourself,
Why are you in despair? “
By the grace of the almighty, I have realised this condition is not my disability. It’s a hidden treasure of immense power. It’s a blessing in disguise.
I will share my journey wholeheartedly with you, without any edits or any deception.
You might not believe it.
I understand your pain.
I am undergoing the same.
If you don’t believe in yourself for the time being borrow my belief.
Join this movement!
I will share the whole method through which I am redesigning my life, using the power of my oxygen therapy.
I pray to the Supreme Power to keep inspiring me so that I can keep this movement alive.
God Bless You!