‘Look how our lives intertwine to defend our destiny.’
At some point in our life, we have all fallen down. Walking on the bumpy road of life, full of ups and downs, confusing curves and risky turns, we fall down at one point or the other. And we don’t just fall once, we fall many times. The road is made that way, to make you fall. When you’re down, you may not get the concept of life, you may even curse it, which is pretty natural. Sometimes, we just lose it, sometimes, it just becomes hard to believe in living anymore, and we tend to doubt the point of our existence.
But the road of life is bumpy for a reason, and it’s not just your path that is this confusing. Everybody has it this way. These bumps, these ups and downs, and these turns exist for a reason. They are our best teachers, because they provide experience. If you had never tripped over a bump, would you have known that you have the power to stand back up again? Would you have known to be careful the next time in avoiding such times? Of course you would. DId you learn? Yes, you did.
We sometimes feel others have it easier than us, which, I believe, is true. Some do have it easier than others. But why should that stop you? If you cover your path with twice as much bumps, and reach the same place as the one who had it easy, who is the winner? You are, because you were able to reach the same place, and you were able to overcome twice as much difficulties, which makes you the stronger one. That is something to be proud of. In some cases, these bumps even take us higher than others. What we must keep in mind is that eventually, there is no easy way to the end of the road, or the achievement of your goal. You’re gonna fall, you’re gonna trip, you might even stop for a while, wanting to give up.
This very moment, where you have to decide whether to get back up, and reach the end of the road, or whether to give up and go back, this defines who you are, and this point, common to all paths, is the most crucial point, and determines the very purpose of the road. For if there had been no difficulties, and a choice between getting back up or giving up, we wouldn’t realise our purpose of existence, we wouldn’t realise how far we can go, and we wouldn’t realise the amount of strength and passion we have. This point, this crucial moment is to be savoured, because it might never come back. Some people fail to savour it, and get lost in their own paths.
Our paths consist of bumps, because had they been simple, and straight, we would never have realised our potential and what we can do. Then, we would have simply walked and reached the end of the road. Does the fruit taste better when it is given to you, or when you climb that tree and get it for yourself? Something to think about.
Have you ever loved someone so fiercely that you fail to love someone else as much?
Have you ever lost so much of your soul loving someone else, that you forget who you are?
Does true love even exist? I belive it does. I believe it is possible for us to fall in love, and to fall so hard, that it becomes hard to get up again. I believe it is possible for us to give a part of ourself to someone, that we may or may not get back. Otherwise, what’s the point? Just being attracted to someone and marrying them for the sake of it, is that the point? Certainly not. Love, love is the point. This is where it all begins. When you look at someone, and you know, when you look at that person and forget about all that is around you, when you look at someone and feel this is the person you keep looking at, that’s the very beginning. The beginning of a new story, the beginning of a new desire, and the beginning of a new adventure. After all, love really is an adventure, isn’t it?
As described by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in the movie ‘Casablanca’, love is a deep aching feeling for someone who may never be yours. How true. Once we are in love with someone, we are all about that person, so much so, that we fail to see how much it has changed us, how less of us it has made us.
For the one person we desire to share our soul with, for the one person we associate our happiness with, we try to become everything that they desire, we start doing things to make them happy, and we start loving life more.
Yes, it is the most beautiful feeling to love someone, to be able to want better things for someone else, and I believe all of those who have had the chance, and the opportunity to love someone are blessed, even if it resulted in heartbreak. Because it is the feeling of love that made you love yourself and others more, isn’t it? It’s the feeling of love that made you realise you had emotions within yourself that you were not even aware about. It’s love that taught you the importance of having those emotions, isn’t it?
Love, surely is a bliss. Some love stories result in heart breaks, some in happy endings.
Some people fail to be with their soul mate, and some get to grow old with them. In this indiscrimination, the feeling of love is not to be blamed, it is your situation. You can’t really hate the idea of love, because love is the beginning of everything that you see, and everything that you feel. Love is within all of you. Love is you.
Source: Light and hope
Lights will guide you home..”
As the very famous band Coldplay says it, Lights do guide us. They ignite hope in our lives of endless troubles, and they help us push through the darkest of times.
We tend to associate darkness with light, because if it doesn’t get dark, why shall we use light? Therefore, doesn’t it become necessary for darkness in our lives to prevail, so that we shall discover our strength, our capabilities, our abilities to cross the storm to get to the rainbow? Doesn’t darkness become a prerequisite for light?
During a storm, and during dark times, we must have faith that we shall make it to the rainbow, and we shall discover a light, that this too shall pass, and what comes next shall come. This light is not necessarily discovered in our surroundings, or in other people, it can, and most often is, discovered within oneself. For we are the our beginning, and we are our end, and we are what comes between.