Lost And Found

It’s the fall that determines how we are lifted, how we lift ourselves. Its only once we are broken that we know if we can be whole again. The strength that makes us take a leap into the future with our head held high comes from the spirit of being able to dust ourselves and move on, once fallen. But that is only once we have.
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I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.
― C. JoyBell C.
I was reading this yesterday and each word resonated in my mind like it was written to describe the state of mind we usually find ourselves in. There are times when we find ourselves going somewhere we are unaware of and the only thing that really keeps us going is that, no matter what; we would reach there…somewhere.
But that would only be possible if we muster the courage to spread our wings and move with the wind… flapping away in a direction most suited and safe. After all, who wants to be left lost in a storm?
We may have been to virgin lands and discovered the unknown, but it’s the comfort of knowing familiar places and the idea of coming back home which keeps us going. We all need that warm fuzzy place to keep us secure. But that does not necessarily mean that we don’t take the risks that come with life. We embrace them just as they are and in the process get bruised, burnt, hurt. And then, with the experiences in tow fight the rest of the battle; winning over the little piece of ourselves we may have lost in the process.
And in this losing ourselves, we eventually find ourselves.

This post is a part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2013


30 thoughts on “Lost And Found

  1. What an amazing post Kajal :)This whole thing, from the quote to the post everything resonated within me.. thanks so much for something so beautiful today I needed to see this.

  2. I was having a very similar conversation with my friend. I was stressing on the same point how we need to be more carefree more of a gambler in life to actually realise our potential.You have summed up a very important aspect about life Richa

  3. In the process of pleasing people, we lose ourselves.. and then it becomes really tough to find ourselves back.. Never lose ur individuality.. However loved it..!! 😀

  4. That's true…what I meant by this message is that by losing ourselves to the world we must be able to find our individuality. And hence losing can sometimes be really great because it helps us rediscover ourselves 🙂

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