When I had initially come home during lockdown, I had thought I would finally be happy when I will go back to Delhi.
I had thought I will be happy when I get my freedom, but it isn’t denied to me here either.
I had thought I would have good places to shop, but life is anyway being lived in the same pyjama since eternity:)
I had thought my parents wanted to stop me here forever, but they don’t, which makes me live here happily.
Don’t know when going to Delhi will be possible like before, but I am now starting to be happy with my dysfunctional family. Especially since opportunities to work and make money are infinite with zero compromise on my daily power naps and evening walks and morning workouts and what not!!!
We wait for an idea of the future hoping for things to get better, not realising it is getting created here and now – with what we think and what we do.
The past was horrible.
How could they do it to you?
How could you do it to yourself?
Do these thoughts sometimes encircle your mind? Like if that person from the past came back to you right now, you would hit them and vent out all your frustration?
Here’s the catch baby: Even if you did that, that won’t take away the past and its bruises.
To heal yourself, you have to heal yourself.
That is difficult.
That is the real hard work.
That will break you down into pieces several times before it actually makes you.
That will make you question yourself over and over again.
However, that will also be the right thing for you.
What’s the point of being behind those prison bars when on the sides of those bars is open space to run anywhere you need to?
Having some weird ideas, don’t know when (or if) I’ll be executing on them, but let’s see:
- Be an English teacher to Class 11 and 12 students.
- Have a coaching curriculum online.
- Open a piano (read: keyboard) only Instagram account.
- Adopt a plant.
- Get on a counselling with millennials and GenZ (just like in my book Fit Doesn’t Fit)
- Do nothing for a week, other than reading and reflecting.
- Switch off the phone for a day a week. (Soon to be!)
Let’s see where things go:)
Btw, 1, 2, 6 and 7 are in progress – which may even lead to 5 getting somewhere in place. Let’s see!
How can you get what you want?
One option is very valid: Try. Put in the efforts. Do the hard work. Which is all very beautiful and necessary.
There’s another option as well: See yourself as awareness, just aware of everything.
It takes a lifetime to learn the second one. But when we do, we won’t read a blog titled “How to get what you want” 🙂
If there were a workshop where you were taught how to create your future, versus an astrologer offering you horoscopes, where would you go?
If you are like most people, you’d definitely love to go to the astrologer.
If you are not like most people and are still reading, use the following parameters to predict your future accurately:
A. If all that you do is for uplifting yourself and making your life better, your future looks bright.
B. If along with that, you ALWAYS have a big goal of making other people great and rise higher, there is nothing that can stop you.
O, btw, anyone going to the astrologer?
You and I have come across this several times: Everything that happens is perfect and for the good.
Then, why do people get upset at the outset of things not happening right?
Because they want to control it. They want to have the certainty, unbeknownst of the fact that it’s the uncertainty yet faith in the sun and rain that makes the crops grow.
If you go back to any situation of your past, most certainly you would find yourself contented today, with what happened.
If future can give you the capacity to accept the past, then the present has even more capacity to allow you to accept, that:
Everything will ultimately turn out to be good.
If you think it’s easy for pro’s to get up and do the workout daily, you’re wrong.
No one, absolutely no one wants to go through the grind.
They still go through it, because the feeling that comes after the hard work, is unmatchable.
Don’t go with what you are going through. Go with what you want to go through.
Focus on power of future versus what pain it brings in the present.