Raindrops by Shirish V Patel
Amongst the varied settings of what most would say has been anything but an ordinary life, Shirish Patel reflects on his lifetime quest for spiritual stability. With seeds of religion and ritual first planted by his mother, Patel finds his life path watered by raindrops of wisdom gathered from everyday experience, gurus, scriptures, and meditation.
From the beauty of the Ugandan landscapes of his childhood to studying medicine in India to his professional development in Zambia, the UK, and the US, Patel speaks to readers across cultures and traditions as he shares anecdotes about his experiences of fears, failure, and loss, and how he overcame them.
Raindrops encourage us: if we let the rains fall on fertile ground, we can find our path to change, fulfilment, enlightenment, and service to others. In doing so, we find our true selves.
Born in Uganda (East Africa), Shirish Patel is a retired psychiatrist. Shirish believes that each one of us has endless potential for spiritual growth. All we need is an open mind. When he is not occupied giving back to the lands and peoples of his past, he chases waterfalls and wildlife with his camera. He currently lives in Rochester, NY with his wife, Shashi, and their daughter.
I was born in Mbale, Uganda and spent the first 17 years of my life in the capital city, Kampala. After obtaining my M.D. degree in India and M.R.C.Psych. from the UK, I moved to the US where I worked as a psychiatrist until retiring in 2017. I now devote my energies to running my charities – Polio and Children in Need Charity (www.poliochildren.org) and Old Kampala Alumni Scholarship Fund (www.OKASFund.org). When I am not occupied giving back to the lands and peoples of my past, I chase waterfalls and wildlife with my camera and spend time in Rochester, NY with my wife and our daughter. I enjoy non-fiction, especially biographies, all sports, and travelling.
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