In the wildest place of all,
In the darkest moments that make you fall,
Let the twinkle of your eye,
Show you the way and take you high.
There are moments in your life, when you need to take a decision. No matter what the consequences are - you have to take that one step, for yourself. Yes, you can say it is selfish to think about what you want over the needs of the people who ensured your existence, sustenance and maintenance. But I say, sometimes, you need to think for yourself. What you desire. What you need. What will take you closer to the dream you want to bring to life.
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Before I came to Bangalore, life used to be very different. Overprotected, Easy, Comfortable and not Challenging at all. The biggest hurdle used to be the times when I had to face the people who controlled me, in school. And I used to think that was bad. People making fun of you - it is not easy to go on always with that sh*t around. Especially for someone like me, who was timid and fraidy cat, even at home. But we all learn. We are humans and we learn to pick ourselves from the dumps. You cannot mope forever that life has been so unfair to you, because you are being unfair to yourself, by not doing anything for yourself. I can say this because I have been in such a place. Sometimes, I still find myself back down there - hapless, hopeless and helpless. But, somewhere I know, that this is no end. That I have had my own share of achievements, which the world might not care about, but I do. Imagine the first time, you successfully operated your phone, music gadget or even sent an email? Sounds silly now, doesn't it? Now that you are an expert. But at that moment, wasn't the feeling, thrilling?
You watch them take a bow,
People applauding in million rows,
And you dream a dream to show,
Someday, that is where you will go.
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Sometimes, you need to fall down to learn. I see kids, youngsters and even the ones who'd have to begin graduation, not being allowed to venture out of their houses, because their parents (And because they are parents) carry the burden of a million What if's? I've had a friend, who was mostly a loner and had an over protective, super strict father, who wouldn't let her make friends, lest they spoil her. Soon she began to cling to any source of tiny happiness she got. I was one of them. Her friend. But she was scared. So, her fears strained our relations. I was young and so was she. I remember talking to her after these years - she was doing well in life and she had fallen in love - for once she decided what she wanted and not what her father. And I am not saying, we should not listen to our parents - but she is happy now, chose the best from the rest.
If you are not allowed to venture out, if you are shooed down, before you take a risk, if you are stopped at every step, so that you cannot make a mistake - believe me, it is time to stand up! For yourself, for your sake. I know, it would hurt the ones who love you - but someone told me once - In the rut of our life, we all forget we have a child within us. We shoo it down, we scold it, we ask it to behave perfectly when we know, nothing is perfect, unless flawed. We need to learn to make mistakes, to not beat ourselves up, no matter what people say. Cause they have chosen to wear such tinted glasses - you don't have to see the world through their eyes. I think I made a million mistakes while I was out there on my own - with people who would make you feel like a pest at the drop of the hat, who would laugh and mock you cause you don't act/think/behave like them. But it doesn't mean I didn't have people who loved me - I found them - midst the turbulence - there was a place, which was for me.
And the time is now and here,
You stand up and fate you steer.
Eyes watch you, and wait for blow,
But this is not your final show.
Fear not of the storm you see,
There is a place within, for you and me.
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I know this post doesn't make sense at all - but I just wanted to put a point across - that to find that place, which makes you what you are - you have to leave behind some people and things - which you may hold the closest to your heart. And when you look back at the decision you made, you would know how much you've grown. Let the child within you embrace the world with arms open wide.
Till the next time people - Leave out all the rest! Blessed be Everyone!