Ode to 2017: part 1, the Scars

Accidents lead to wounds. Wounds lead to scars and scars will always remind you of the pain from your wounds. 

None of it is voluntary or under your control. And no matter what someone tells you, this is the brutal truth and the reality behind suffering. 

Jumbled up alphabets, work in progress

But how this pain shapes you, is what you yourself determine. This is not involuntary, this is a conscious choice. And if you’re not making it, then you’re making a mistake.

So you choose today, the direction you want to walk in. Internalise, one of my favourite movie quotes from Ghost Rider:

“If you don’t make a choice, the choice makes you.”

I like to wear my scars. Because they remind me of what can be overcome. They remind me to be humble, because only when you tone down the shouts of your ego, can you really appreciate the subtle tone of life. You don’t even know it, but the most profound lessons are registered by your mind when the silence within you resonates with the silence outside. 

About part 2: I’m currently working on a surprise. I’m redoing one of my room walls, its a little token of thanks to myself for choosing to fight, and for allowing the faith to be stronger than my fears. 

Autumn story

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