“Several years ago, when I was at a crossroad, newly unemployed and still recovering from a traumatic end to a violent marriage and a recent brain tumour surgery, I found myself sinking deeper and deeper into self-pity and depression. Amrish Shah, someone I’ve creatively collaborated with for a decade now, said something to me that profoundly impacted my perceptions of self and the world I was constantly blaming. He said to me, Princess, the power of your mind can make anything possible. All you need to do is change your thought. Whatever is going on in your mind right now is a thought…you can change it.
That day when I got off that long distance phone call at an ungodly hour (my insomniac, depressed self in Australia at 2am had called Amrish during his dinner time in Mumbai), I went to bed with his words repeating in my head… It’s only a thought, you can change it.
Today, I am a successful life coach and counsellor, helping other people understand that thoughts are like switches…we all have the choice to practise ‘Thought Switch’ as I like to call it, where a thought can be amplified and dwelled upon or it can be switched off.
Thank you, Amrish, for never giving up on me.”