Life is like you are in a turmoil , if you unravel it and ultimately go past a huge hurricane of troubles and tribulations and taste sweet SUCCESS ,after settings things right,it is only then you realise that, Oh God!, I had faced this earlier and you share a small laugh with yourself ,that it was Life again, which was playing its usual hunky dory Game!!!!
I am a soul who is content
With no vested intent
Life gave me joy in abundance
As God’s blessings were there in semblance
I am like a little stream
Who flows with a bag full of dreams
At times that bag opens up
And I quickly gallop
To see my dream being fulfilled
And my eyes are filled
With a sense of satisfying joy
And I heave a sigh of relief and heart bounces with a flipping buoy
But then I counter a boulder
And I shiver and shudder
As I am hurt, pained and I suffer
As that boulder makes my heart and soul to shake with a jitter
I am at a loss, flummoxed and baffled
Thinking what to do as the pain leaves my mind befuddled
But then a quiet inner voice calls me
And tells me that bear with the pain and please hear me
This is Me and I am You
The cute, gentle but strong Me, who is always there with you,
And I am not alone,
As he is there with me, soothing my soul when You g
So that is Me, and with You and Him, I am Me
I love Me as he has made Me
People reach places and continue on a journey of adventures and once you face a multitude of adventures, you feel stagnated and complacent.
At this time you are at a juncture of life when you feel that you have achieved a lot and you have reached that point, where you have got all that you aspired and worked hard for, you feel challenged, as the complacency sets in and you start relaxing and taking it easy.
At this juncture, you really need to delve deep into the purpose of each adventure that you had thought of and each goal that you have reached and then decide the further course of action. Life at this particular time is very challenging as you really do not know, that after all the zeal and enthusiasm with which you have thought of these goals, are you really poised to surge forward and muster up the required energy to work towards making those dreams a reality
This is the time when you are exhilarated, no doubt and the sense of victory clouds your thought processes and you feel, that now that the goals are set, so it will be a cakewalk to walk towards making those dreams a reality. But, here is the catch! When you think deeply and you weigh your options and see all the grueling hard work required to only start working towards those goals, you start getting the jitters and you suddenly feel that how am going to do all this!
Haha! That is the juncture at which I am in right now and I am feeling perplexed as to what on earth was going on in my mind when I thought of picking up such diverse goals and how on earth would I actually reach my targets and fulfill my dreams projects! Well well that is the fun, first, you think and then you decide and then you get the opportunity and then you think that now how do I work towards them!
Life has always been a roller coaster ride for me and I am not an impulsive person, who sets goals just as a whim or a fancy. I carefully think and plan and then set a goal, but I have a typical flaw in my nature that I take up multiple goals and when I get the opportunity to work towards those goals, I realize that they require a tremendous amount of hard work and this is the time when I feel the crunch and understand that how much effort I can put in achieving each goal.
Earlier I used to get lax and as I would lose interest in working towards all the goals together, as I would get exhausted, henceforth gradually, I would drop them one by one, and ultimately I would be left with nothing to do! But, this time I have decided that I would not repeat the same mistake, once again and I will work hard towards all the goals with complete sincerity and put in my best efforts and I am certain that after a period of time I will achieve the best of results on these individual goals.
This Juncture of my life is no doubt challenging and just like clockwork precision, I have faced similar scenarios time and again, but, this time around I am going to overcome this flaw of mine to be complacent and lazy after setting up goals. I am going to work hard and fulfill my dreams and I am sure that this time I will be successful in writing a new chapter in my life as a successful writer, teacher, and devoted social worker.
Life for me was a difficult struggle,
I craved for a snuggle,
I scavenged the dirt,
For a morsel in the pit,
I thanked God, the day I got,
A small little spot of morsel in the gutter sloth,
I was little as a puppy,
With joy in my eyes and I pranced around as a hippie,
Little did I know that life would be a war,
With the other street dogs who came from afar,
I ran and scrambled to find a reprieve,
But I could not believe,
That each day would be so difficult,
Just to survive without tumult,
I grew up thinking,
That my existence is no less than an inkling,
In this whole wide world,
Till my life transformed,
When I found Rohit who was alarmed,
To see my miseries,
And resolved to bring joy,
And I followed him in utmost buoy,
And I came into a new world
Where people were generous and kept their word,
In making my life healthy and meaningful,
I am now fully vaccinated, dancing and bountiful,
I thank my stars,
That now I dont have to struggle,
For a single huggle and a snuggle,
As I get lots of love
From each passers by and kind hearted ladies, whose hearts are a trove,
Of immeasurable love.
When I think of that word, then the feeling of being cozy and sheltered crosses my mind.
When you look around in this beautiful world, then you see animals and birds having their own world, where their primary existence is dominated with the sole purpose of existing, in the true sense, without actually having experienced the nuances of Life. They have a typical life of taking birth and struggling for survival and procreating, throughout their lives. They are nestled in the lap of nature and sustained and nurtured all through.
But, have you ever tried to observe humans and how they have lives that have a marked similarity, just as any other living being! I was taking a walk early in the morning and it suddenly flashed in my inner realm, that how this entire line of houses down the street are so similar to nests nestled in a tree! Just like a bird, each day any person ventures out to work, to provide for his family, and when, after a hard day’s work, he comes back home to his home, which is no less than a warm cozy nest, where he cuddles with his dear ones and thanks God for his existence.
Humans are way different than innocent birds and other animals, as they are constantly at daggers with other humans, and life for them is like a war, wherein they have to fight it out each day, with their fellow humans to make a place in this big bad world, as it is often called!
A typical day in any man’s life, whether he is an urban or a rural man, anywhere in the world, is replete with an intelligent crisscross journey on a knife’s edge, just to make a mark at his workplace to provide for his family. He does it each day in a mechanical fashion and his only reprieve is his family. When he comes back home after all the ruthless brickbats he faces at his office, he feels an utter sense of satisfaction and cuddles and nestles with his close ones.
Humans are different in many ways from other living beings, as they live lives full of self-absorption or generosity. Those people who think only of their well-being live a life, of making things for only themselves and continue pursuing their own selfish interests. But, those who live lives as large-hearted humans mostly have a lot of satisfaction and joy, as they enjoy giving and live through it, in making it worthwhile. But, what pains me is the sense of isolation that scores of humans have and how they are ruthlessly indifferent to the pain that other fellow humans feel, in a general sense.
Indifference to a person’s misery who lives right next door is the given norm in these modern times. One has a house and he has a family and he is nestled within its four walls of sheltered existence, but he fails to hear the wails and screams of a fellow neighbor who might be facing uncountable issues in his/ her life! I ask you my dear readers, that are you among those cruel neighbors who are inconsiderate to your fellow humans, or are you among those rare generous beings?
Being nestled and cared for is always something that all of us crave for and when we feel sheltered, we are nurtured towards leading a productive and useful life. So, we should lead a life of being content, not only in our own lives but also caring for our fellow beings, then, not only will we nestle in our own little nest, we will make this entire world a beautiful little nest where each one is living a life filled with love and affection.
What is love? When we try to actually find out what love is, we are baffled as we can’t pinpoint what love is. According to me, love is a very complex set of emotions, anyone has towards another individual or set of individuals.
When you love someone, then either you love him or don’t love him. Now you will ask me that what does that mean? I want to say that when you love a person it is complete and no one can question it. But when you don’t love that person then no matter what you will not love the person, as love comes from the heart and no one force you to love anyone.
When a man loves a woman or vice-versa, then love manifests itself in an entirely different way and the emotion is so strong that it lasts a lifetime and even after one of the partner expires the love that the person feels for the expired partner remains in the form of everlasting memories.
When a young man falls in love with a woman he experiences vast changes in himself and all his thoughts and feelings are guided towards his amour, his love. Love happens when he sets his eyes on a woman who he considers very beautiful and when he can convey his emotions to her and connects with her mentally then finally he loses his heart out to her and then starts a long-lasting association between the two. Love is complete between the two if both the partners reciprocate to each other’s feelings in a befitting manner and love each other completely.
This kind of love is eternal and once a man loves a woman his love for her increases as time passes, as he explores different aspects of her personality and starts adoring her even more. Society brings them together in marriage and once that happens they start respecting each other and hoping for the best for each other. They live with each other and try to understand each other needs and requirements and the love between them makes things easier for both of them. Love makes it easier for them to sacrifice for each other’s happiness and they start living a life of fulfillment. It is love that makes them stand for each other in times of crisis.
Love breeds goodwill and a sense of fulfillment in both the partners and when they learn to co-exist according to each other’s wishes they learn to tolerate other people also around them. The love between a man and woman evokes a positive feeling of general well-being not only for the man but also for the woman. So, whoever is in love is always a satisfied individual as they find a sense of security and ultimate happiness with their partner so they are able to share their happiness with the people around them as well.
I have discussed in length about the love of a man and a woman as this is the basis of humanity. It breeds procreation and all humanity has happened due to this love that happens between a man and a woman. Love is divine it is spiritual and every person experiences this emotion in some way or the other.
Now, this is a very funny yet intense topic! I have a very cute and absolutely adorable pet dog called Tuffy and he is my darling, my joy, and the “happy element”, of the house. I have always been an animal lover and I adore them from the core of my heart.
Our cute little Tuffy loves riding in the car and we take him for little Mc Donalds drive-thrus, or a quick coffee after dinner. So, one fine evening. when we were happily driving through the streets, our car came on a narrow edge of a street and we had to turn the car around, that was when a young teenage urchin hopped out of his gate, with a measly, bony, yet very bright and sharp looking stray dog.
It was a fleeting moment of truth, wherein I looked at the boy wearing a tight dirty shirt and had unkempt. disheveled hair, holding the bright little thin dog, with a mere string, and on the other hand, my Tuffy was comfortably cushioned, in the luxurious comforts of my car!
I thought to myself about the stark contrast and different life situations, of both the dogs. While one is a stray and might be struggling the whole day with a pack of powerful and valiant strays, for a morsel of food. He might be subjected to cruel jabs and crude remarks by the people, whenever he might be sitting by the street.
For him, a day would be filled with a fight to survive. This particular stray might be the lucky one, as he seemed to be adopted by this bright young teenager lad, who despite being poor, took care of him and took him out for a walk, after feeding him with what little food he has. Despite all, this boy looked joyous and the dog looked so cheerful and excited, that he will go out for a walk with his master!
On the other hand is my Tuffy who is handfed and given all kinds of comforts of a warm cozy bed, choicest food items, loads of affection, and pampering by each member of the family. My cute little one seems happy, but he does slouch and gets scared when confronted with stronger dogs of the neighborhood and he hates to see any of the other dogs, as he knarls and growls with anger at their sight. At times he slouches and sulks, when he doesn’t get attention.
If I would for once impersonate Tuffy and ask out of curiosity that, “Are you happy, or am I better off?” I wonder what the two dogs might be thinking, as they both are of the same species but, Fate has given one a cartload of worries and a life full of struggles, while, the other is supposedly blessed with all that he wants to live a comfortable life! So, the question arises that is the street dog happier than Tuffy.
The answer is very simple and that is that happiness cannot be bought! The stray was happy in the little joy he got with the boy and the walk with him was making him happier, as he would be one level above his peers on the street! I won’t say that Tuffy isn’t happy, but his happiness is not as deep and satisfying, as that of the stray, and I would vouch for the fact that he is a happy little soul, who thanks God, for all that he gets and is able to live happily with complete freedom!
A life who came into this world, with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. A child who could never stop smiling and whose naughty dimpled smile, stole innumerable hearts, never thought that when he will grow up into a strapping handsome man, he will be despised, insulted, and compared with his peers at every step of his life!
He has so much energy that he is an extremely responsible asset to his family. He takes such good care of his parents, grandparents and does not utter a word, even if he is himself tired or hungry. Each person in the family takes his help and takes him for granted, that he is there, so no one needs to worry about a prompt ride to the hospital, doctor, running errands for household stuff, and countless other chores.
He performs all the tasks with perfection and never utters a word of dissent or a slight complaint, that he is unwilling to do any of the above, but, despite all of his good work, he is never appreciated, on the other hand, he is ridiculed and made fun of, by a sarcastic quip, that he is jobless, so he needs to do at least some work!
The most admirable quality of this bundle of joy is that he never loses his smile and does everything, despite, all the mental torture he faces at every step of his life. He refuses to be bogged down, by the constant barbs and remains fixed about what he wants to do in life. He believes in himself and knows that he will find his path, even if it is taking ages for anything concrete to shape up.
I have full faith in this boy and I know, that once he will get a chance to prove his capabilities, he will outshine each of his competitors and make something fantastic in life!
Life has dealt a hard blow on him, with enemies in his own home, but his undaunted spirit will take him to a direction, of which maybe even he does not know. His sharp intelligence and remarkable communication capabilities will ultimately reward him and he will achieve all his goals and emerge as an extremely successful and most sought-after personality later on in his life!
I feel sad and helpless, as I cannot help him directly in guiding and encouraging him and making him feel comfortable, with the way he is and how with quiet patience he can strive towards a better life.
But. I have complete faith in God and I know ultimately all my prayers will be answered and this boy will make me proud, one fine day and I know that day will come for sure.
It rises each day, heralding a new start, ushering in new life, hope and unlimited aspirations, reaffirming the fact that every night has a day!
Its continuous rising and setting and how its embalming sun rays, provide nurturing life to an infinite number of living organisms , is incomparable.
One should get Inspired by the Sun, for its undying energy and to keep going tirelessly, no matter what.
So, keep smiling as bright as the Sun and keep a staunch hope in your heart, that no matter how dark or difficult your life is now, the phase will ultimately end and again you will rise and shine brightly as the Sun!
Sometimes you only need to walk and just walk, irrespective of what others say, or view, as the more you bother, the more you will swayed by them.
So, just stay firm and walk on the way of your life, undeterred filled with ultimate confidence.
Just walk, as only you know your path and no matter how much you explain, others wont understand.
Walk firmly, taking every step, with complete confidence and assurance that you are going to reach your destination, as decided and fulfil your long cherished dreams.
So, just walk as when you walk, you walk, not the world around you, so, ignore them and walk gracefully to new thresholds!