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Why you don’t have to be sad anymore

I messaged one of my best friends on WhatsApp, Hey! Good morning… How are you.. And then she says she’s fine but couldn’t sleep well last night because of an urgent project delivery. Then I speak about how I woke up late, missed gym and skipped breakfast. We rant about how boring, hectic, and difficult our lives are.

Then our conversation takes a positive turn when we hope that everything will be alright, let’s just work hard and meet someday on weekend. And said goodbye.

But deep inside we both are really sad. We are waiting for something extraordinary happen to our lives.

Why are we sad, there’s no specific reason.. Just a perpetual gloom.

I realise, it’s just our attitude which makes us feel so. It’s our mind which is over thinking, nothing else. Our life is one of the most fortunate ones.

My mind doesn’t agree yet. Let me list down the positives and negatives.

  1. We have a family which cares for us every single day.
  2. We have a mother who gets up before us every day, prepares food and leaves for work.
  3. We have a father who is often working off station but never misses a day when he asks if we reached home safe.
  4. We have our grandparents who love us unconditionally.
  5. We have loving siblings, cousins, and friends who make our life worth living.
  6. We have good health, sound body.
  7. We have been well educated
  8. We have a stable job.
  9. We live in a good city, with all facilities.
  10. We are just 22. We are young and yet to discover many opportunities waiting for us. 
  11. We have time, energy and freedom.

You might also have a special someone who cares a little extra for you 😛 If you don’t, you’ll find one day.

    Ah, I think, I could go on and on. I’ve been such a fool. I’ve got everything.

    Now, I was in metro train, going to office in the morning. I saw a woman, in late 20s. She had only two fingers in her each hand and feet. And still she was happy. It seemed like she was going to office too. And this gave me all courage to write this article and remember this day forever.

    It is true. Our generation is blessed with all conveniences. Our parents and grandparents worked through hardships back then. To us, everything is available so easily. 

    All we need to do is focus and be determined for our goal.

    Now I promise, everyday I will thank God for this beautiful life and my family. You should too.

    Don’t be sad unnecessarily. Be happy. Be normal. Be motivated. Life will come to you on its own.

    I will share following mantra:

    • Don’t think about negatives, only positives
    • Be thankful for everything
    • Utilise your time, never stop learning
    • Value people in your life, you don’t know when one leaves
    • Trust God, trust yourself
    • Have patience and work for the best

    Your life is already good. You are alive. You are blessed. Have a great day sunshine!

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    The race

    ​This to the day when you just want to be happy, and get relieved of the race. 

    Yes, it’s the same race you’re running everyday. 
    You think you’re running towards a goal. Are you sure that you’re not running from yourself? 

    When the herd is proving what they are not, and you still figuring out what you are,

    Day by day, the web catches it’s prey, one at a time, and you know you’re next. 

    Often you feel like giving up to the web, pray let it happen soon, as early as you could get caught, you could atleast stop running.
    Never did any creature show such desperation. Or may be they did. 

    Like when the mouse is lured by the cheese inside the cage. 

    Or the profound happiness the goat gets before getting plated. 

    But you don’t know this.
    You don’t even understand this.

    You just want to be as happy as you were 7 and won your first match and made your mom proud. 

    But you didn’t know that this want for winning will come along so badly that it will put a curtain on your dreams. 
    You don’t want to run everyday.
    You just want to be home.

    You just want to be happy.

    But as the rule of survival says, you need to be fit for it, for it’s a war. Not between people, but with you,  yes yourself. 

    You need to get up, and BURN yourself if you want to shine.

    May be it doesn’t matter anymore.

    It’s all, about you.
    So many sad eyes on happy faces.

    Why are you allowing to wither in your self?
    Do you still have those bits and pieces of who you were?
    I believe, they are yours.

    Because you let fairy tales; you grew up reading in books, to be true.
    The whole point of being with someone is so you can talk your heart out with them, without feeling being judged, who smiles at your best and stays with you at your worst.

    But may be you’re too late.
    You no more know how to talk.

    May be it doesn’t matter anymore.
    I’ve seen it through you.
    You held it long enough to let go.
    Stop holding those bits and pieces
    of where you no longer belong.

    Close your eyes to old ends
    and open your heart,
    to new beginnings.

    You are brave, you know;
    I’ve seen you dance
    through the flames that ramble against you
    when you set yourself
    on fire.

    You’re kind, you know;
    I’ve seen you soothe those
    who never bothered
    to know
    the ache inside you.

    You’re more, you know;
    more than this,
    more than you ever were,
    more than anyone could ever be.

    You’re made up of thunder, fireworks and sunlight.
    So, rise like the sun, and burn.

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    First steps

    You have a story.
    There are words, waiting to be written.

    Everything begins small.
    Your little first steps, to climb up to her.
    Mother, from where all your stories begin.

    You are trying to climb up to her.
    With her open arms, she gently, smiles.
    Doubtless, you rise up.
    Remember, those were your first steps.

    Now, you’re all old, and strong,
    Yet, you fear to climb the stairs of life.
    Why don’t you trust?

    Life is a book.
    Why don’t you travel?
    Why are you struck at the first few pages?

    Let the chaos within burst out.
    Even if you can’t see it, the story is weaving.
    Thread by thread, into the tapestry of life.

    And if words fail, hope remains.
    For years to come, hope whispers, it’ll be better.
    Better, sweeter, happier. Any more?

    You leap through the dark mountains,
    Follow storms. Yet, reach up to the stars.
    Your first steps again. Do they taste the same?

    Soaked in memories, happiness hails.
    While sorrows make a wiser tale.
    Mistakes, faults  — the chapters you accept,
    And do not wish to visit again.

    The story of the fool you were, the story of the fool you are.
    Wrapped up in few words,
    One Adventure, called life.

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    A traveler’s muse

    In city, my heart was spread so thin that I wasn’t feeling much of anything.
    But there on the cliffs, I realized I was near the end.
    My heart swelled and then hurt.

    A traveler.
    Another city.
    A fresh chapter begins.
    A new community ebbs and flows around.

    It’s people.
    Their dreams. And hopes.
    The strains of Mozart’s music swim in the air,
    Gliding through countryside’s many cafes,
    Glistening shores where children play,
    Cobbled streets, merging with the silhouette of the 0ld fort.

    Time rolls.

    Then the new friend became a speck on horizon,
    The traveler felt a familiar sadness.

    Not a story of enemies.
    Not a story of friends.
    Just a story of strangers, with some memories.

    You know a time when you seek happiness, truth?

    Not because you’re lost.
    But you’re closer to where you’re meant to be.
    That time, you’ll be, your own sun.
    You’ll know that you’re made up of sunlight, thunder and fireworks.

    No matter how far you travel, you can never run away from home.

    You’ve got — roots of innovation and wings of imagination!
    Let them grow.


    “This is a not-so-obligatory present, wrapped up in 500 words.”
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    The Road Not Taken

    Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked

    “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.

    “I don’t know,” Alice answered

    “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

    ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

    Do you really know what do you want to do in life? What do you want to be? What do you want to achieve?

    Not really. Some might take names like engineer, doctor, actor bla bla. But is it really that easy to say?

    Life has meant to follow an unprecedented course and the time when we realise this it’s too late. We don’t believe in life rather.
    We believe in a LIE, LIFE-Fun/Freedom= LIE.

    We’re all saying lies to oneself, and to one another. Why?

    We are just trying to hard to make life all the more difficult for oneself. We have forgotten mankind’s greatest worth, ideas, imagination. Yes, creativity is one thing closest to magic.

    We start growing old when we haven’t even lived one life. The child within us wants to peep out and wonder. But we keep ourself shut with our insecurities.
    Life’s not a fairytale. I understand. But don’t you think fairytales are worth fighting for?
    I mean you’ve got one life. You gotta live it to the fullest. Laugh harder. Play. Make mistakes. Love. Pray. Cry. And smile for it happened, not that it’s over!

    Choices matter. But knowing what not to do is perfect like knowing what to do. One is clear what road not to take and life will be all the more better this way.

    Life’s just too short to play small. You deserve to live a life that amazes people.

    If people are not laughing at you then your dreams are not big enough. Remember if you don’t reach where you intend to, you’ll reach where you meant to be.
    Knowing the destination doesn’t matter, living while the journey exists matter.

    So forget the road not travelled. Focus on what you’ve got.
    Dream. Chase. Achieve.

    Now  you’ll begin to see and to believe—in all you’re becoming and all you’re yet to be.

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    You Only Live Once?

    They said You Only Live Once, and you agreed! Huh?
    You know my uncle told me not to pursue post-graduation cuz YOLO.
    I mean fuck logic!

    For people, YOLO means their passport to create nuisance, doing whatever they feel like, irrespective of the circumstances or what, it’s a dumb-ass’s excuse.

    “The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.”
    Gautama Buddha

    But here I did a fair research and brainstorming over this popular slang and the essence of life behind it.
    Alright so what is life? That’s a question with infinite answers.
    Now what is happiness? Again everyone has a different definition.

    But let me tell you one common thing.
    The path to happiness, wherever it may start from, always lead to home.

    Life is too short to be unhappy.
    So,break free from false assumptions and fly into the kaleidoscope of opportunities.

    carpe diem
    ~ phrase
    | To “seize the day” and/or a certain moment in time.
    | To put aside all differences, all fears, all worries, and just go for it.
    | To make the most out of that part of time.

    Carpe Diem more often or you will miss out on life and never truely be happy.
    Similar to carpe diem, YOLO it implies that one should enjoy life, even if that entails taking risks.

    You don’t always need a reason to do something in your life.
    Sometimes you ought to do it simply,
    Because it’s fun!
    Because it makes you happy!
    Because it makes your life little more worthwhile!

    I repeat You Only Live One. So make Life whatever you want like!
    Because life is about finding meaning in life.
    Because life is finding home.

    Explore. Drown. Discover. Fly.

    “Life begins where fear ends.”
    Osho

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    Let’s talk #1

    I attended a conference today on public speaking by Mr. P, I was so motivated by it that I came to a conclusion. Have a read.

    What do you want to become? What is your dream? How do you see yourself 5 years down the line?
    Big questions. Aren’t these? Yes absolutely!

    So let’s talk. Let’s talk about dreams, aspirations, hopes.
    These are complicated and yet fascinating questions. But have you really thought about it ever?
    What if one doesn’t know what’s his or her dream? Is his life finished?

    No. If one doesn’t where to go, you’ll eventually reach the place you want to be. Because things will move in right order themselves. But how? There’s a simple answer. Because you know what not to do. Thus you won’t waste time unnecessarily. All you need is to dream big, continuously thrive for change and creativity in anything and everything you do. Keeping up the passion towards work and life and maintaining balance between the two is important.

    Just trust the process.
    Once you board the right bus at the right time and sit in  the right seats you’ll end up at the right destination. It’s not when you’ll choose but not choose the wrong ones and be left with the right one.

    So don’t choose but reject the wrong ones. Someone is always there to help you, and that’s you yourself. Got it? In this process, one day you’ll end up where you are meant to be.

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    The Happy Ever After

    If happy ever after did exist, I would still be holding you like this. ~ Payphone, Maroon5

    The happy ever after.
    After you go far away from it though, can you really get it back?

    Knowing and remembering, the magic. Just briefly though.
    And you know that you have met before.

    When a song stirs emotions, and memories.
    When pages from a book, leave a peculiar scent.
    When you listen to the bus passing by, and wonder, where it might be going.
    A home. The happy ever after. To find the right one.

    If you have the words, you’ll have a way.

    Everyone sings an incomplete song, until someone comes, and whispers the missing notes.

    To complete your melody.
    To find the poet in you.

    After all everyone lives as a poet on the face of this earth.

    If not as a poet, then as a poem.
    May be fairy-tales do not exist. But it’s worth fighting for.

    And it’s never too late to have a happy ever-after.

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    Soulful Travel

    Wanderlust
    (n.) An irresistible desire to travel to understand one’s very existence

    Why do you travel?
    Yes, I travel.
    To follow the echo,
    Of millions of souls I pass by.

    Don’t you travel?
    We all do.
    To soothe the longing ache,
    Of your never ending wanderlust.

    Day after day, day after day,
    To cross seas and rivers
    To see the majestic ocean,
    Lying idle on the face of earth,
    As if admiring the sky.

    We bump each other.
    Cross paths,
    Heading to the same place,
    But taking different routes.

    Beautiful memories. Summers. Winters.
    Grand feasts, gaily dances.
    Weaving together, the tapestry of life.
    Painting together, the kaleidoscope of sky.

    Creating harmonious symphonies,
    We leave our shadows behind.

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep.
    ~Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

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