Disability is Possibility-From darkness to light...

Tiffany Brar
Posted June 30, 2018 from India

It was dark at night, where people feel quite uncomfortable, because of power cut at the foothills of Nilgris. At the same time, there was a girl, sitting in her study room, reading her English book, in the dark. Never mind if there is light or not, she continues to read her books where she was using her finger to read, instead of her eyes. Why she doesn’t need light in the daytime and at nights when the whole world is addicted to using light at night? Does she do any magic? Does she has any super natural power?

The one answer I can give you all, for those questions, in just a word, she is “BLIND”. Yes, I am Tiffany Brar, a Visually Challenged. I found light for my life in darkness and my disability never stopped me in searching the vision for my life.

As a young blind girl, I was practiced to read and write in Braille at blind schools, by my school teachers. I used to hear from my friends who are near to my home, about, the way they read using printed books & write using pen and pencil. I found my way of learning is quite different from them. Did I use pen and pencil? No, I either used Braille machine or slate and stylus. Could I see printed letters? No, I was able to touch only the raised dots in braille sheets. The role of light doesn’t play a very big role in my life, but the darkness did.

At times, I felt am I different from the whole world due to my disability? Later on, I realized I am born here to change the whole world and that my ability to read in darkness, give me an optimistic look of life to look other people by removing their darkness, even though I have no vision in my eyes to look around.

My question is “why don’t we root the positive in each and everyone’s life instead of searching  the negatives in them”?  Why don’t we love and accept others with their strengths and weakness?Why don’t we break the barriers and traditions that are followed blindly, which doesn’t help the community which we are living? Why don’t we smile and acknowledge others at least for a second, which can cause a tremendous change in others lives?

The darkness that covers the whole world according to me is not poverty or unemployment, but the darkness which prevails in the minds of people those who doesn’t take a minute to stand, see and admire the beauty of the goodness in other people. To overcome this and to bring a revolution, I started Jyothirgamaya Foundation, for empowering the blind. I train my blind students in personality development and soft skills. I train my blind students to find their light and the purpose of their life.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting other candles”. My blind students are my candles who peak to different parts of the world, removing the darkness of other’s life and thus bringing a change. They approach others and spread the message of “key to light form darkness”.My disability never stops me in spreading this message to the entire world. Loss of vision never puts my self-confidence down.

Yes, I am blind, who reads in darkness, can never see the light, but I am here to spread the light to the whole world…

 

Website: www.jyothirgamayaindia.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jyothirgamaya

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Jill Langhus
Jun 30, 2018
Jun 30, 2018

Hi Tiffany. Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your very insightful and wise story with us. Indeed. We collectively as humans seem to gravitate towards the dark, at least now. Hopefully in the future this will change as more feminine, nurturing energy comes to the light, and more balance, love, and light is restored to our beautiful planet. I totally agree that life could be tremendously different, in a good way, if we embraced positivity, love, and acceptance. I do believe the more and more people that embrace the light, that more of it prevails. Do continue to be the light, and be the change you seek!

I love that you started an empowering school and foundation for the blind. Do you have a website and or social media page(s) to like and follow?

I encourage you to write and submit your story for the current story awards "Wealth of Women:" https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/85951. Do include your social links and website, if you have one in the story submission, as well as a video, if you have one about your story and/or foundation.

Also, you may want to apply for the Girl Rising story award/prize: https://www.girlrising.com/challenge.

And, there is also an opportunity to apply for a free, six month mentoring on the "Resources" page, if you are interested: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/bim/resources/86074.

I love your inspiring story so much, I'm going to share it on social media.

Looking forward to more stories and posts from you! Good luck:)

Tiffany Brar
Jul 01, 2018
Jul 01, 2018

Hi Jlanghus,
Thanks so much for your guidance and supporting words as i am new to the WorldPulse family. Acceptance is a moral support that boosts me so much to move forward. I will definitely submit a story on "Wealth of Women" which is always my favourite topic with
the videos in the coming days.
Looking forward for your love and support..

Jill Langhus
Jul 01, 2018
Jul 01, 2018

Hi there:-) You're welcome!

Awesome, and good luck on your submission:)

Hope you have a great day!

Olutosin
Jun 30, 2018
Jun 30, 2018

My dearest Tiffy, you are welcome here, love you loads.
This is Mama Tosin, Nigeria.

Tiffany Brar
Jul 01, 2018
Jul 01, 2018

Hi Mama Tosin, love you too..I am really impressed by your "My vision is becoming real"post ..looking forward for a good support and friendship in the coming days.

Olutosin
Jul 01, 2018
Jul 01, 2018

Hello Tiffy, its me Tosin again. I will be waiting for your posts here. Please continue to update your stories about your Jyothigomaya work here too.
Thanks so much for reading about my work too.
I love you as always.
Greetings to Sheshi and her children.

Beth Lacey
Jan 25
Jan 25

Your article moved me. I wish you much with Jyothirgamaya

otahelp
May 16
May 16

Tiffany you really lightened my mind as i was reading your story seriously you have ore light to share than those of us that can see. thank you very much for sharing this light with all of us especially those your peers who are challenged like you. we all must continue to do our little in our little corner. Go girl. you are the best.