And then what?
Your life turned upside down
Smiles turned into frown
Your reality turned into dust
Will of iron eaten by rust
Tomorrow will not bring the light
It will only come with more fright
Lost will be all your goals
The grey clouds will swallow you whole
And then what??
You’ll turn the table around
You’ll smile with a frown
You’ll clear away all the dust
Never will your iron rust
Everyday will start with a dawn
All the doubts will be gone
Your attainments will be briming
There will be a silver lining.
It is important to stay positive and strong during hard times. It is essential to hold on to hope and keep yourself at a safe distance from all the negativity that threatens to suck you, and everything you love, in. They say ‘always be positive’. Well, easier said than done.
Keeping your spirits up is a continuous-no breaks allowed-never ending job and it’s exhausting as hell! people who are generally depressed and rely on pessimism to cover their disappointment in life, sometimes look up to the so called ‘positive people’ and think they are either lucky or delusional. To tell you the truth, a positive person is none of those things, in fact it’s a person who is in constant struggle of keeping one’s head above the water, using every bit of energy to stay on the edge and not fall down the dig of dread, because it takes one moment, just one tiny split second for you to let go of the optimism, an instant in which you are so tired that you do not have any energy left to pull yourself up.
The moment you stop trying is the moment all the negativity you pushed away will come rushing back. All the self hate, all the disappointments, every single failure even the tiniest of ‘hit and miss’ incident that you wouldn’t have even noticed as a stand alone event, would come back to haunt you. You could literally feel yourself go deeper and deeper in that dark hole and the negligence of that one moment could land you in the depth of a dark pit and the amount of energy required to get yourself out of that pit is enormous. The people who find that energy and get out of that dark place with their sanity intact are the rare heroes, ones who have cracked the code. Rest of us will just try to stay on the edge as long as we can until the free fall starts.
The point is, being positive ain’t no easy task and the ones who does that should not only be congratulated for being the ‘lucky ones’ but should also be celebrated for the hard work they have put into keeping the light from going out because these are the people that make the world a brighter place.
I wish for all the wars to be over
I wish for peace to stay forever.
I wish for all the kindred souls to find their mates
I wish for the alignment of their fates.
I wish for enough courage to say no.
I wish for the strength to let go.
I wish for a better tomorrow
I wish for riddance of sorrow.
I wish for hatred to turn into understanding
I wish for a happy ending.
That feeling of discontent, unsaturation and unfulfillment; which never goes away, ever wondered why? What is the reason behind this feeling? It’s no secret really. The reason is nothing and no one but YOU!
You are the root of your dissatisfaction, because you allow the things you were not able to achieve distract you from the moment of fulfillment. You let yourself drown in sorrows of failures and forget to cherish your achievements.
What achievements you say? Getting ready for work every day despite having a bad week is an achievement, reaching back home by tea time is an achievement, waking up before your alarm goes off is an achievement. It’s an achievement every time you learn a new thing, realize a mistake, said ‘NO’ when it needs to be said, kept a promise, made someone smile, showed kindness for no specific reason, created something, finished a task, met a deadline. Acknowledge your attainment and triumph.
The only way of being happy and getting yourself rid of ‘that disappointing feeling’ is by realizing the everyday victories of life and celebrating them. Don’t let simple and small moments of happiness slip by unappreciated, grab those moments and honor them. You are the cause and cure of your unhappiness.
Celebrate when a child learns from you and when someone teaches you something. Enjoy being pampered by a loved one. Appreciate when someone does something special for you ‘’just because’’. Enjoy the rain and feel the warmth of the first rays of sun, admire the rainbow! Get inspired by your own life and inspire others too. Failure is a part of life and there is no way you can avoid it but you can avoid dwelling on it and you should.
Move on, try again and be persistent but, in the meantime do not let life pass you by. Don’t wait for happiness to come, go grab it…. May be its waiting for you to come!
Flowing water never goes stale, so always keep flowing!
Today I am having an extensive desire to have a conversation, a proper, meaningful conversation. It’s been too long since I have talked to someone…like really talk, not just those meaningless pleas…
Source: We should talk…
Today I am having an extensive desire to have a conversation, a proper, meaningful conversation. It’s been too long since I talked to someone…like really talk, not just those meaningless pleasantries. I have been asked this week how I was, over a hundred times, and every single time I said “I am OK, great”. What I really wanted was for someone to just ask me again, ask if I am really OK and ask like they mean it but I know they don’t and to be fair, most of the time, neither do I when I ask them the same question in return. You know what? I realized, People don’t ask you about your well-being because they want to know or care; rather it’s their default reaction towards anyone they meet on daily basis and had to be polite with- a robotic response to human contacts.
I have noticed that romance nowadays has turned into a social media fiasco to make each other jealous of one’s own self-achieved couple goals, instead of being happy about being blessed with the company of a loved one, people care more about telling the world about it. A sacred shared moment between two people is now being shared to a million people to gain maximum hits and likes, from people who actually don’t give a damn about you. All this over sharing makes me think, what happened to people who wanted the world to just get lost while in the company of their love, what happened to romance? What happened to genuine conversations and the language of silence?
I would love to talk to someone about the state of the world, about the problems of being an adult, about matters of life and love, share with me what’s in that beautiful mind of yours through your presence, words and quietude. I believe the reason we don’t talk any more is because we avoid sharing anything real and hide behind the unseen yet solid shield of social media. We resort to clicking ‘like’ and ‘share’ instead of actually sharing how we feel in person, because we feel the other person doesn’t want to know, I guess everyone feels that way and in the end we all end up sharing everything which doesn’t matter but nothing which matters.
What I want today is to mourn with you, mourn the loss of good old romance, grief the absence of long heartfelt conversations, and shed a tear over ever growing lack of personal connection. So, talk to me today,may be over a cup of coffee or at the side of the river, and fill the void in my life with words…both spoken and unspoken.