Keep a light heart, there is always hope in it. Rishabh Puri is one such man who lives Inside the Heart of Hope. Literally and otherwise. He is the author of the book that has gained much favour in many bookstores among avid readers. A man for an elixir of life. A man of multiple talents and even more dreams. He is the man who inspires and conquers life.
The inspiration for Inside the Heart of Hope hit Rishabh when he decided to pen down his trials and tribulation of living a life with a faulty heart. This book though is not of sad tales and woeful wonderings of a young man, instead it regales the tales of living with joy and finding immense happiness in the small things of life and the people around us.
I started writing the book originally because seeing people in the hospital, crying over just the slightest of injury and losing hope in life over minor setbacks. It made me want to bring them some sort of catharsis and healing through my writing.”
With a childhood riddled with frequent hospital visits, Rishabh says that he could find solace in writing poetry and reading. The quietness helped build his imagination and make him smile and not be that frightful of the uncertainty of his heart disease. He says, “I decided to write for other people, so that they could see the struggles of my life and find the inspiration to survive their own struggles, no matter how difficult they might be or how hopeless they might be.” Rishabh also adds saying that there is always hope, and it springs from within the person. That’s what he wanted to communicate with people.
A wondrously happy person, Rishabh believed that his life need not be grim just because the situation was. So, as a child he started to write verses that he couldn’t say aloud, played with the doctors and basically running for a joyful life and not for the darkest days. This man has many dreams and hopes for himself. He paints and cooks very well. But it was the book – Inside the Heart of Hope – that fuelled his passion for life. For he says, “I started writing the book originally because seeing people in the hospital, crying over just the slightest of injury and losing hope in life over minor setbacks. It made me want to bring them some sort of catharsis and healing through my writing.” The book was initially written for his own musing, but his friends believed in its potential and nagged him to publish it. And, voila, an inspiring tale of a recovered faulty heart that makes one smile with positivity that surely beams off the words in the book.
Put your pen to the page and treat the page as though it were your closest friend, your confessor. From there, you’ll find the story you need to tell, and when you dip your pen into that well of inspiration, the story will write itself”
Rishabh believes in immortality. And for him it is living the days making memories and making some one smile. He says, “One of my favorite things to paint is portraits as wedding gifts for friends who end up getting married. I do this because I want to give their wedding immortality, so when they grow old they could look up to that painting and remember me, even if I am not around.”
Rishabh humbled by his parents, especially his father who inculcated in him the academical knowledge no college could, who he says is a university on his own. He says, “Their patience and love sparked the creativity inside me that drives me today and has taken me through my hardest times.”
Rishabhh is now writing his next book titled, Flying Without Wings, which will be published early next year. He says, “It’s a story of love, and hope in the darkest of circumstances. I loved dreaming it up. I hope that readers will fall as much in love with these characters as I have!”
In foolishness you’ll gain wisdom, by falling you’ll rise, in rebelling against God, you’ll accept him, by stammering you’ll learn to speak, and by hating you’ll learn to love.”
Rishabhh with his uncompromising hold to live life had many aspirations, such as car designing, oceanology, unfortunately neither happened due to his health. But today along with writing Rishabhh is also an entrepreneur who manages Industrial Packaging Solutions, setting of turnkey projects pertaining to Food and Beverage sector, Oil and Gas, Water Treatment Solution for residential, commercial, townships and industrial including natural mineral mining. So many responsibilities yet our hopelessly happy author smiles on ready to pen down his next work.
Most authors often make a horcrux of their souls that is safely imbedded in each book, just as Rishabh says that with every page an aspiring writer will find out more about themselves in each book they write than they can ever imagine. He asks the aspiring writers not worry about what others would say instead, “Put your pen to the page and treat the page as though it were your closest friend, your confessor. From there, you’ll find the story you need to tell, and when you dip your pen into that well of inspiration, the story will write itself” says Rishabh.
From Inside the Heart of Hope, “In foolishness you’ll gain wisdom, by falling you’ll rise, in rebelling against God, you’ll accept him, by stammering you’ll learn to speak, and by hating you’ll learn to love. I say this, because I’ve gone through it, I’ve seen it. And with this said, I believe we are all strong enough to conquer life with a big broad smile.”
Have you smiled today for what you have; have you smiled because your dream and passion is achievable? Ask Rishabhh Puri, who has lived more than half his life in a distraught state of health and yet, believed in being a brave child and now a bold person living life as he wishes through his passion of writing. Make your dreams a reality while you still have today.