Love makes the world go round. How many times have we heard this? How many times have we really experienced it? I have. Many a times, I reckon. And it still makes my world go round. I am hopeless in love. When I love, I love with all my heart served on a platter. I love more when I lose more. That’s the only way I know to grow more. With every blow there’s a lesson to be learnt. There’s more to be achieved. There’s a new way of life to be explored. There’s more freedom to be attained from misery and surrenders.
Over the years, I have learnt to find my balance, precisely in the last 5 years (I guess). There have been times, I have been thrown way off balance and it has taken me ages to be back. But somehow, I seem to find the center of my being. My mantra- if you keep reminding yourself that you’re off balance, you’ll always be. If you keep reminding yourself that you have a center you have to achieve, you will!
It sounds easy but it takes hell of a lot of effort to be able to gather yourself and muster up the strength to put up all the pieces. The glue that seems to fix it all the time is ‘courage’. I am human. I make mistakes. I learn from them and then I make some more to be able to see if what I learnt can be applied to the other ones too. Presently, in line with my ‘Word of the year’- Relationships, I am trying to make major changes in my life. And I am gathering all the glue I can find to fix it-this time.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
It is often very easy to stay cocooned in our comfort and believe that everything is all right around us. You know how we often find ourselves shutting our ears to the life falling in bits and pieces outside of our shell? We may pretend to be oblivious to it, but the fact stays that it does, sometimes, and all you’re left with is a rubble- for ‘you’ to pick and set it back. Because… that’s what life is about, right? And if you refuse to do it, it stays there; slowly rotting around you and gradually your whole existence drowns in the pool of desolation.
If you are brave enough to leave everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter old resentments… and set out on a truth seeking journey either externally or internally… and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue… and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher… and if you are prepared most of all to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself then the truth will not be withheld from you.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert
Yes, it takes courage to take that plunge once and for all. It takes that one person-you-to open those windows and let the light inside. It takes for one to face the harsh realities one last time and say ‘no more’. Because, I can say that for sure….it’s all worth it!
Linking this to Ultimate Blog Challenge– January 2014
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