‘Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.’
Life is not devoid of hardships. It has never been, and never will be. Accepting this reality will be the first step towards coping up with the other harsh realities of life. It is said that the true sweetness of joy can be cherished only by the ones who have tasted the bitterness of pain. We all know that the path that leads to happiness is not universal, but the impact is a feeling that gives us a sense of ultimate satisfaction and fulfilment.
Humans are obsessed with the idea of “more”. We are constantly in a race to acquire more money, more fame, more wealth, and more everything. This leads us into a spiral where nothing can satiate the thirst of ‘more.’ Once we achieve something, we start to chase the trail of a new rapture. So, in essence, we all have our share of revised and redefined meanings we ascribe to happiness, to suit the motive at hand.
However, the needs of our soul and conscience are different. Needs that money can’t buy, and needs that can only be satisfied through nurturing and sharing: Love, peace and respect.
To live is to wholly embrace life in its weakest and strongest. It is to have courage and to never quit trying to keep your body and mind happy. Life was never meant to be monochromatic. It is a roller coaster of ups and downs, and an adventure in itself. A smile of contentment, when we are happy, and a deep breath of perseverance during adversity, is what it takes to keep the inner calm intact.
But inner calm becomes an elusive thing many times, owing to situations and our reaction to those. But, when we reflect, we can see that we are not afraid to be lost, but are afraid to be found for who we really are.
Loosen up a little and set your heart free. The past remains what it was, but you have the choice to continue. Be the author of your own destiny. It is never too late to change. It is never too late to be happy. It is never too late to fall in love with the person that appears in the mirror, when you stand in front of it.