I asked ‘what should a person do, when nothing seems right?’
The reply I received: Take a break!
My next question: What if I don’t have option of taking a break?
Response: Options are always available, you just need to figure out.
Since the time I’ve heard this, I am fine. Why? Just because I think, sometimes you don’t need to get worry about all the things happening around you. Look out for the purpose you are here. I believe, when one realizes the fact that each single being has special worth then all worries fade away!
Be happy and contented with what you are!
Often we get frustrated over the goals that we once set but couldn’t achieve. What does that mean? Should we give up? No, if you are truly passionate about something just never give up, no matter how longer you fail. Even if you are tired, make an attempt-thinking that this time I may win. Believe, that one day all your failures will make perfect sense. These are not the ideal things I’m trying to write. There are so many dreams, for which I once thought can never be true, but now they all are reality. And for those that have not yet been true, I have faith that one day they will.
One of the best piece I’ve read so far, by Paulo Coelho- Aleph
“A man called Ali is in need of money and asks his boss to help him. His Boss sets him a challenge: if he can spend all night at the top of a mountain, he will receive a great reward; if he fails, he will have to work for free. When he left the shop, Ali noticed that an icy wind was blowing. He felt afraid and decided to ask his best friend, Aydi, if he thought he was mad to accept the wager.
After considering the matter for a moment Aydi answered, ” Don’t worry, I’ll help you. Tomorrow night, when you’re sitting on top of the mountain, look straight ahead. I’ll be on top of the mountain opposite, where I’ll keep a fire burning all night for you. Look at the fire and think of our friendship, and that will keep you warm. You’ll make it through the night, and afterward, I’ll ask you for something in return.
Ali won the wager, got the money, and went to his friend’s house.
“you said you wanted some sort of payment in return.” Aydi said, “Yes, but it isn’t money. Promise that if ever a cold wind blows through my life, you will light the fire of friendship for me”
“What a caterpillar calls the end of the world we call a butterfly.” – Eckhart Tolle
(Once when I was in depressed state, I sketched it. Sometimes you write, and other times you draw or play. It definitely relieves stress. Today I found it, so thought of writing something about it)
When you think you are about to fail, just don’t be sad. That is actually a beginning of your new journey. Growth and transformation are linked. Suppose certain misfortune has resulted, it can be loss of loved one, job or failure in exam, and has lead you towards depression. In next few days you would become sad-mad, you would end up becoming a wild. You might even break things and stay alone. But it won’t last long. You ultimately realize that it is of no benefit. And then you just ignore things. Those thoughts no more bother you. You get up, and think that ‘I need to fight for my own sake’. You find courage to face the world. Then when someone comes to you just to inform that you are not the same person, don’t get disappointed. Take it as a complement and move on, because that person might not have any idea what you have been through. Cherish that time, and smile. Smile because storm has passed. You have been transformed.
‘These tiny little sparkling stars-what do you think of them?’ She asked.
‘They show me path, whenever I think I’ve lost the right one’, her partner replied.
She knew the conversation was heading in direction she wanted, ‘Are you afraid of darkness?’
Her partner smiled and said,’No, because I believe it won’t last long…and sun will radiate again’.
She said, ‘You know what? I can not define the glory of this universe in a single word’.
This time her partner laughed harder, and said ‘I can’.
She was amazed and asked, ‘How?’
Her partner, and best friend, called her name.
On weekends, he would take his kids to park so that they could have fun. One Sunday, while he was chatting with his five years old boy, in a car, his son asked about a stuff doll that was found on back seat. He inquired “whose doll is that?”. Father had no answer, so he engaged his son in talk about rides and ice-creams. When they both returned home, the father went to his room, and for a while his wife suspected something strange in his behavior. She then assumed it must be because he was tired. The kid told her mother, that he had so much fun today, and he enjoyed the new ride. But, also he told her about stuff doll. The women got perplexed. Whose doll could be that? She thought if his husband was interested in another woman? And he along with that woman and her daughter were together last day? She remained pre-occupied, but then relaxed her nerves that it can’t be true. And her husband would tell her what was it all about. Days passed, but her husband didn’t reveal the story. He came home late, and went early in the morning. Often he would ask his wife to have dinner alone. All these acts made his wife further insecure. Then when night, when he returned at midnight, wife couldn’t resist and asked ‘What was stuff doll doing in your car?’, ‘Who is the woman you are involved in?’. ‘What is your relation with that girl and the woman?’. He was bombarded with questions, and then his wife when finally stopped shouting and began crying, he said ‘the girl is five years old thalassemia child. She has no one in this world, I have adopted her. Not as a father, but as a blood donor. I’ve been taking her to different hospitals. She reminds me of our little daughter, that we lost when she was two. Whenever I see her twinkling turquoise eyes, rosy-pink cheeks, and cheesy smile, she reminds me of her. I kept it a secret because she has few days to live, and if you had met her you would develop an affection for her. I’ll make you meet her tomorrow. I didn’t want you to face loss of loved one again. But what you did?’.
He sighed and then said ‘if you had asked without questioning my loyalty, things would have been much different. Love no more exist among us. You misunderstood, I didn’t betray you. My whole life with you was a lie, you never trusted me’.
Did I just get a notification, that I’ve 100 followers? Wow, this is great. Happiness is knowing that people read your blog posts. I started in May 2016, so this is pretty fast. I would love to dedicate this achievement to my best friend Jiya, who has been supporting me since beginning. She was first to read my post and encouraged me to write further.
Also, it was not possible without you all. You all are so amazing people, and thank you for providing me with a feedback. But I’d like to mention some of the bloggers who have been great support: letslearnwithfun, Jonathan, Mehwish, Beparvah, and The Seeds 4 Life.
If writing is your passion, do not stop. Just keep writing even if it doesn’t make any sense.