But, it has the power to connect us to what we need 🙂
Faith, is so easy when things are working out our way. But, in dark times it’s so easy to slip, it’s so easy to doubt and lose the momentum we have set forth.
There will always be naysayers, fearmongers, non-believers. And if you are the first of them then, your faith may easily get lost. Sometimes your commitment/faith is tested in the form of challenges and failures. But, remember keep your eyes on the prize and you will always find a way.
And when you cannot see the prize or your goal seems hazy, refocus. Set your intent to find a solution. All we need is a speck of hope. Don’t quit when you cannot find any hope, have faith in your hard work. Just because you cannot see the path, does not mean there is no path. You just need to have faith, that you are being prepared for the grand prize. You need to know, more nurturing must be done.
Finally feed your faith and let your fears, doubt starve. Keep scintillating 🙂
“The best things in life do not come in days, they are mere moments that leave us enchanted”
I set out on a journey travelling alone, all excited to learn. The first two-three days, nothing was happening. I was meeting new people, learning new things, but nothing that would be cherished. I was agitated.
But, it was only when I relaxed, that I realized:
It’s the small moments that teach us something new,
It’s those unexpected joys that become memories and
It’s one story or one person that changes our perspective.
There is so much to explore. It is an incessant journey. But, don’t lose out on moments looking for “something big or grand”. It is the mere moments that can change our life. It is the smallest thing that can be the most extraordinary thing in our life. So wherever you go, live the moment and cherish it like there’s no tomorrow. You never know which moment is destined for your greater good!!
They say there are two sides to every story. Well, I think there are many sides to that “same story”. Besides the people who were involved, the bystanders have their own perspective, version. So every person emotes and relates to the same story in different ways, which is reflected in their storytelling.
Some stories reflect people’s struggles, lows, weaknesses, addictions and darkness. But, the vantage point must be the transformation, the courage, the determination; which is often lost when you mix the facts with emotions and judgements.
We all have been judged and we are still busy judging others (be it silently), then how can our stories be authentic, how can we represent a story character, why do we get to decide who is the villain, victim or hero.
We need to be brave to tell our story, kind to tell another person’s story and wise to refrain from telling some stories, as it’s not your story to tell!!
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. —Theodore Roosevelt”
I know somewhere in the darkness There’s a story meant for me Where I always know exactly what to say I know somewhere some surprising ending Waits for me to tell it my own way
Be the hero of your story if you can Be the champion in the fight Not just the man Don’t depend on other people To put paper next to pen Be the hero of your story, boy, and then You can rise to be the hero once again
Our lives are a story in progress. There’s love, romance, drama, thrilling experiences, ambition, tragedy and happiness. The thing is, if you don’t take responsibility for your experiences and emotions; then someone else will. And then you won’t have ownership of your life or story!
There are a lot of people who will come into your life. Some will teach you lessons and a lot of them will guide and love you. They are a part of your story but don’t let them decide your story. All our stories are unique and every author has their own style and perspective.
If all the stories had the same beginning, learnings and end; we would stop reading them. Their significance would decrease. But, in an array of stories and characters, we connect to some experiences and find solace that we are not alone. And it gives us more courage to take the pen and write your own story!
“What if the pain and change you are avoiding, is the one that will give you wings!”
My journey has been that metamorphosis of the butterfly; born in a cocoon, had to face challenges and transformed into a better person who loves life more and is in sync with everything around. But I promise you, in the midst of the process, I did not see the greater good and all the Dr Freud’s giving me advice, annoyed me a lot.
Every individual going through transformation, where the transition is to polish yourself, change your perspective, become more warm; then, small adjustments are not enough. It is a revolution, where you resolve to ascend your living and every single effort makes the process successful. Many a times, transformation is about unlearning than learning; letting go rather than holding on; accepting rather than revolting; exploring rather than being lost.
Metamorphosis is not about being perfect or as good as the other person, it’s about being the best version of yourself, in the given situation with the available resources. And you will know that the process is complete when you can smile at your reflection, when compassion comes easily to you and when you can hold your chin up, when the world is staring down at you. 🙂 🙂