The hustle and bustle is making my mind restless
Some mistakes I did in the past are offering my life a tough test
The heart which aspires to fly high
Is little timid and muddled at the moment
Waiting for the moment when it can be free from all the fears
At that point of time I did what I felt was right
Few decisions were impulsive
And the reason was may be I wanted to escape from the troubles I was facing then
But I didn’t know that things would unfold this way
All I can tell myself is: One day it’s all gonna make sense
There may be things which make me feel uncomfortable and anxious at the moment
But all these events are teaching me some great life lessons
At this moment all I can have is “faith” and “hope”
But I wish to go to a place where it’s just me and the solitude
Where I can find answers to so many questions which run in my head everyday
The questions of my purpose…
The questions of my passion…
The questions of my dream…
The questions of my happiness…
The questions of my existence…
Being from the country which is known for it’s culture
It’s unfortunate to say that there still exists certain myths and taboos that brings to the emotional torture
The female deity is embellished with garlands in the temples
But the female on her periods is not allowed to worship in the same temple
The person who is involved in the corruption
Or the theif escaped from the prison can perform the holy rituals without any restriction
Then what fault has the girl has done who is going through a normal biological process which is very much required for the survival of the human generation?
God never says “Don’t pray”
It’s we.. The society…who has made these false notions
I understand it’s difficult to explain your grandparents who are too stubborn regarding certain beliefs
But what about the youth?
What about us who believe in adopting modern technology but still caught in the taboos being the younger generation?
Gather the courage… My gals
So.. The next time you go to the medical shop for buying the sanitary pads.. Better leave behind all your hesitation
Things don’t change unless and until we begin to think with our minds open to change…We are ready to change our outlook, our sense of dressing but it all begins with “your mind”. Nothing helps if your mind is still residing on the things that takes away your freedom to see the bigger picture of certain issues. I’m very fortunate to born in a family where my parents are very flexible to accept the changes and they don’t believe on such taboos. But, I have heard and observed people who feel very shy to talk about menstruation in India. The first thing you hear from them is ” Shhhh!!” Well… I wrote this poem to express my views freely as a writer. Would love to hear your views too in the comments. 😊
I wish to pause a little from the hustle going on in my mind
I wish to pour my heart out revealing emotions which are hiding behind
My mind playing a different story which is waiting to be heard
My heart putting innumerable questions which are waiting to be answered
From the day we are born we are always competing for one or the other thing and unknowingly become part of this rat race
People come… People go and the same path we trace
Fame.. Money.. Success… Become part of our identity
In chasing these materialistic stuffs we realize that we have lost our serenity
That’s why I wish to go to a place where I can mingle with myself…
A pen and a paper in the hand where I can converse with myself
Where the silence can be heard and I can feel my presence and experience the ebullience…
Gone are the days when your parents used to spoon feed you to fill your tummy…
Gone are the days when your mom and dad had to plan all the budget regarding the monthly expenses and the money to be saved for future..
You are a grown up chick now… Realize that…
The sooner you realize… The quicker you would be able to take charge of your life and hold yourself responsible for all the events taking place in your life..
Now, it’s hight time that you must understand the value of time. You must know how to make the productive use of your each every second. Today you may be thinking twice before you purchase your favourite stuffs but do something so that in future you don’t have to look at that price tag. Even today your head would be dwelling in the past experiences that narrate a story depicting how your parents struggled to make the ends meet but you forgot as a child once you promised yourself that you would get your family out of this trouble.
Today you may be lying on the couch thinking the day is too boring or gossiping with your friend or discussing about the movie you watched last weekend. You are not feeling motivated to do something. But my dear friend motivation is totally bullshit. It’s all about how badly you want things in your life and what are you ready to sacrifice to achieve those things. You are not able to realize the value of money just because your parents are spending their money for your education… For your hobbies… To fill your stomach etc.. Imagine a mother holding a hungry child. Does she need any motivation to work to earn money for her child? She would find a way out because “filling her child’s stomach” is her main priority at that time. Now, imagine yourself standing in the desert. Do you need any motivation to search for water? You won’t leave any stone unturned to search for the source of water and quench your thirst.
We waste hours and hours in things which doesn’t fetch us any results except guilt or regrets. Make use of your brain. Take charge of your life. Set your priorities right otherwise you would fall in a trap where you won’t be able to rescue yourself. Give up on short term pleasures. Get out of your comfort zone and be enthusiastic to face the unknown.
Stagnant may be the path
But dynamic should be you
Scary may be the obstacles
But brave should be you
Twist and turns may try to enervate your confidence
But self confident should be you
The surrounding may go against you
But stubborn should be you
Trying new things may hesitate you or embarrass you
But unstoppable should be you
The self doubt will tell you to stop and quit
But patient should be you
There may be innumerable problems
But solution should be you
Today, it may not seem to be that rejoicing
But tomorrow, “winner” will be you
Many times we all hear “follow your passion“. But, I would like to put it in a slightly different manner :” Dive into any activity which thrills you from the bottom of your heart and one day your passion will follow you“. To pursue your passion you don’t need to seek validation or an outside approval. Many a times your passion may turn out to be your profession but this isn’t true in all the cases. Does that mean you should not take some time out for your passion? No. I have seen people doubting their passions when they are not able to pay their bills by it. See passion, hobbies are the activities which brings you closer to “yourself”. Whenever you are doing things in which you completely lose the sense of the surrounding and time is called “Passion”. The amount of self satisfaction you would get in return would be beyond any measure.
For example, writing is one of my passion. That doesn’t mean that I need to be a published author to write what I want to. All I need is a platform where I can express my thoughts and freely convey my feelings on whichever topic I want. Similarly, take some time out from your profession to do things for which you are truly and deeply passionate because life is too short to sit and wait for the right time. Try spending less time in gossips and unproductive activities. Do something productive each and every day. It can be anything.
Do share the activities for which you are truly passionate in the comments. Would love to hear from you.
Let me share with you my passions :
- Reading books
- Public speaking
- Improving my English vocabulary
Bring that inner desire in you to make a difference before you leave this world…. Only then you would be able to live like legends…
Today you may be on cloud nine..
Tomorrow you may feel devastated…
Day after tomorrow the situation exacerbates and you start feeling perplexed..
You would definitely work more when you feel good and won’t feel like doing anything when you feel low. What does that mean? This shows your mind and thoughts are controlling your actions and your response to the situations is decided by your mindset. But mind is your tool and it’s work is to serve you. Are you getting what I am trying to convey here?
We all set goals, we all have high aspirations but very few among us can maintain consistency. The reason is that most of the times our external environment influence our thoughts so much that indirectly it creates a huge impact on our performance. Then how can one tackle this?
The only solution is –you gotta be mindful of your thoughts and remind yourself again and again that you are the master of your brain. You can change your thoughts and feelings. The moment you do this you start taking charge of your life. This will help you to keep progressing inspite of feeling low because now you know that feelings are temporary but your work plays a major role.
In life you would face thousands of situations and meet so many people with differing opinions. Imagine what would happen if you keep disturbing your mindset based on all these external factors. Your head is gonna blast one day😂😂…
So from now onwards let’s keep it this way : “I don’t give a damn what may come “…take a chill pill guys..
The seed when sown in the soil has to face so many vagaries of the nature but still grows into a plant one day bearing fruits..