We are all running around in this world, one corner to the other. Finding ourselves, making ends meet or may be just for the sake of it. We form these principles in our head, these images of who we are and what we should be. And its a constant struggle to keep that image alive. Proving things to the world and mostly to ourselves. At the end of a day, we look back, and go “i held myself up, i remained what i should be.”
But then there comes a time, when that picture of yourself you had conjured is torn down to tiny pieces. You don’t know what you ought to be anymore ’cause all you thought you were, all you believed you are, has disappeared in front of you and you are exposed. You don’t know what to do, how to do and most importantly why to do things anymore because all you are is no more..
And these are the times when we are presented with an opportunity. A chance to choose. To choose what you want to be, how you want to be, and who you ought to be. It’s a chance to build yourself from scratch. All that was is no more. It’s a blank canvas for you to paint on. And it’s your choice whether you want to choose the dark shades or light ones or may be combine the both. In the end what you will get, is a masterpiece. It won’t be up for an auction for you are the sole owner. Your very own creation-creation of character, creation of self that compliments the creation of the Divine.
So, when life breaks you down, don’t be hopeless. For it’s not a time to sob for yourself(okay, maybe you can sob a little and let it all out and then go on to discover a new you!). It’s a time to take control and build yourself all over again. Undo the wrongs, take a step towards perfecting what was a mess before. Because, what might look like a curse can be the universe, giving you a chance to grow stronger and be nourished in wisdom.
The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation.
~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
What is more important in life ? Love or our dreams ? Now different people may have different opinions.
For some it will be love. They would want to look for that special someone. To settle down with the love of their life. Discover endless joy with that person without whom life may seem to be futile. And the never ending pursuit of these people will be to stay with their love if not by ill fate they face heartbreak.
The other kind would choose dreams. For them dreams hold a precious value that transcends all other need. Chasing their dreams give them an adrenaline rush which they find addictive. And with the realisation of one dream, they form another. Because the journey to its achievement is the nectar of pleasure.
But truly love is also a desire we need to achieve. So both are one and the same. Sometimes in life we are torn between things. Thing that are difficult to comprehend. And so we leave the thoughts and go with the flow. But our life feels empty and we feel incomplete.
Every being born on this earth has come with a purpose. And to realise it is the only reason to be living. Otherwise we would be just existing. Not living. What ever we do with our lives affects the universe in various ways. ways we are too juvenile to understand. For only the person who has unfurled his/her wings and embarked on the journey of wisdom can truly understand the hidden mysteries. It isn’t rocket science. We just have to open our minds, Follow our dreams-for they are what will give us wings to eternal bliss.
Life is quiet simple. We think its complicated because we are afraid to take actions and act on our impulses. We are lost in the fear that it may lead us nowhere, that it will be futile. We are afraid of failure. So we do not go after our dreams. But seriously who are we to judge about consequences? If its bad then it will be bad. Why is it such a big deal ? And who has jumped from one sunrise to the other without going through with sunset ?
Cease the day my friend. Close your eyes and open your mind. Talk less and hear more. Unfurl your wings and go out to achieve your dreams. For you owe it to the universe to fulfill the purpose with which you were put in it.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho