Over and over again

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I saw myself desperately trying to hold this life together.

Like a mad man building a house of cards,

Until the wind blows and disrupts it all.

And he starts over, and I start over.

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Vulnerability 

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One of the things that disturb me the most is watching people take away other people’s right to freedom. Freedom to express themselves, freedom to just be.

I come across these posts on Facebook where people like you and me, the ordinary kind, judge other people based on how their opinions are shaped by their disabilities. And I find it so disgusting. Would any of us wear our flaws out in the open and then let people like us judge them for its impact on our speech?

We live in a world where people cannot come forward with their deficiencies. Where we cannot take bravery and mettle from the deprived. We have a self-engrossed concept of pain and the subsequent reaction to it. We will hide our own flaws behind the armour of our body, and boldly criticise those who live a life of vulnerability and no amount of armour can hide it for them. 

What we fail to realise is when God puts people through a grave trial, He empowers them with equal strength to carry its weight. 

And fact of the matter is those who don’t know how to be vulnerable, will never truly experience what real strength and liberation of embracing yourself are. 

So as long as your freedom is not hurting another being. Be free in mind, body, and heart. 

5-year Window

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A few days back I talked about fear. How fear is a predator that feeds on self-doubts. The more you analyse a situation, the more you compare, (the two being sort of inevitable) the more doubts you create and consequently fear multiplies, causing you more distress.

I’ve recently found myself devising an alternative pathway of thinking that escapes this perilous cycle. 

How about envisioning your life in a 5-year window? 

How much do you want to attain at the end of 5 years? Think, analyse, compare in this window instead of a narrower period of one year. If things are not working out for you right now, imagine the impact of delay not on your immediate routine but at the collective end of a 5-year experience. 

What it does for you, is it takes away the anxiety of momentary delay. It takes away the fear of lagging behind and not attaining things at the end of a year.

It also opens your mind to try out new things. Even if you fail, you have time to make up for that lost in trying a new thing. Consequently, you gain experience without losing anything. 

We all instinctively desire a gingerly ride when it comes to career. Even though, like anything else, a part of it is not in our control. So combat fear and appease your mind. What is due will come your way. 

Daily Prompt: Gingerly 

Faint

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The real strength lies in the faintest of moments.

I like the moments I’m reminded of my helplessness; they bring me closer to the concept of a Divine one. They take a load off my shoulders where I stop being a control freak and for once be receptive towards life.

Life, is not the real enemy. It’s your stubbornness. 

Silence is the loudest reply. Forgiveness is the best revenge. Acceptance defeats change.

Word prompt: Faint