Hi…. My name is Aman Sokhal (12 years of age) I am a young kid like everyone else out there, and I was really fascinated by patkas because they looked so cool and I always thought that I will have a patka too, but didn’t know when that will happen. So 5-6 years later, I […]
Hi…. My name is Aman Sokhal (12 years of age)
I am a young kid like everyone else out there, and I was really fascinated by patkas because they looked so cool and I always thought that I will have a patka too, but didn’t know when that will happen. So 5-6 years later, I decided to grow my hair for a patka. When I was 11, I visited to India and that influenced me a lot to grow my hair.
My hair is long now and I am wearing a patka. My first day of wearing a patka was yesterday (September 11th 2014). I was really nervous like crazy, I thought people would say is that “a tennis ball on your head” or “you look weird”, but it wasn’t like that.
I knew if I discipline myself to do what I know I should do I will be fine, so I did the mool mantra 5 times, and off I went to school confidently like a proud Khalsa Singh. I just did waheguru simran for the whole day in the back of my head, and I knew everything would be okay, because I had sense that guru is right in my heart.
So kids please don’t be scared or nervous because everything is going to be just fine. I didn’t get bullied so you guys will not too. If you’re having trouble going to school, do the mool mantar 5 times and think that the guru is right in your heart and that will heal your fear!
I walked into the school wearing my patka nervous and proud the same time, but also knew as I am a very popular person with a amazing personality, (I mean the school says that believe me). So once we sat in the class I asked my teacher if I could go in all the grade 7 and 8 classes to explain why and how I look today that I am the same person but taking a different path following my religion Sikhism.
My teacher and best friend came along side of me and went to each class which made me more confident as I walked into the classrooms. My teacher and best friend was very supportive of me and they also explained to the class. All of the kids in the classroom clapped when I finished my presentation and everyone in the school said how they are very proud of me, it was amazing experience.
I am telling you I was SO nervous, but I knew I had strength that the guru is right with me. Think ahead for a moment and how you feel after accomplishing your mission in being yourself. Accept this responsibility for your life, know that it is you who will get you where you want to go. No one else. Just go out there being strong in yourself, brave like a lion (sher).
I am very thankful to god as he has shown me this path to take.
Ik oonkar sat Naam kartaa purakh
Nirbau nirvair akaal moorat
Ajoonee saibang gur prasad jap
Aad sach jugaad sach
Hai bhee sach nanak hosee bhee sach
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh
~ By Aman