I have been of a belief earlier that when we overload ourselves, often over an emotional outburst like regrets specifically, we break our hearts. Even highly ductile and malleable metals have a breaking point, right? Likewise, I thought it’s okay to take rest and restore whenever there’s an emotional shutdown. At least, that’s how I was.
I sooner or later also realized that regrets keep chasing and we can’t keep shutting down repeatedly for the same issue. ‘Whenever’ was a mistake. A mistake when done once holds some value. But, when it keeps on popping as if there’s no end, it is literally draining. One can’t always choose to rest for the same emotional matter of concern.
Long after this realization dawned, I was told that there can’t be any heartbreaks over regrets, during a conversation with a friend. This assertion made me think. How can a person lose what is loved but not have heartbreak? I explored more on this “no heartbreak” philosophy and that’s when I came across a transcript which I totally enjoyed reading.
This is a free verse, each line framed with six words, depicting the emotional connection between two persons in love. A six-word story is quoted at the end of the verse.
Hearing one's thoughts isn't a curse.
At sight, or out of sight...
I ran to the moors chasing a rabbit. Thunder distracted me. I looked at the sky and stood there awestruck by the beauty of the mountains that were capped by dark clouds.
It started to drizzle. It felt good. I didn’t want to move. Hoping to spot a rainbow, I missed another rabbit, this time the one in the form of bubbled clouds, that crossed my path.
So is life. We chase our dreams and get stuck without working for them when there’s a distraction. Continue reading
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. ”
– George Washington
Why do we make an excuse? Is that really bad?
Most often, it is. Every failure, every lost opportunity, brings in a growth retardant – self-doubt. When self-doubt enters our life, esp. when so much seems at stake, we start making excuses for two reasons:
➟ First, excuses make it easier to live with our failed expectations.
➟ Second, if we fail in a new trial, we already have a reason in hand.
The most common excuse which we come up with is the lack of time. We miss opportunities not because of lacking time but by misperceiving time. To support our arguments, the handiest tools are Continue reading
— Autumn / Revival —
fearing dreaded cold
they die gently kissing earth
awaiting fresh start
— Envy —
a wide killer smile!
the enemy’s inner self
razes by strong weapon Continue reading
— Supernova —
the massive stars blaze to ash
rising other stars
— Unrequited Love —
every time she smiled
he destructed himself
and made his eyes lie Continue reading
The view is always better from distance. When you get closer, you don’t get the perfect looks. You get to see the flaws. More of them, actually!
So are our relationships. It always appears pleasant from a distance. Only when you commit, you feel the real vibe. You might find pleasure, reflections, and even stuff you don’t like.
As a generic instance, let us consider the marvels of nature.
We don’t say that the mighty mountains might have looked better had they been steeper. We don’t judge the Continue reading
Would you be willing to erase a certain part of your life – childhood, teens, the period of 20s, or adult stage? Most won’t.
Even if each stage carries a ton of bitter memories, there’ll Continue reading
I dream and dream,
through day and night,
like it’s my only errand.
With the rise of dawn,
dreams cheer me up
for an endurance test.
During the day,
they give me hope
and sustain me alive.
I keep following my dreams
forgetting the surroundings,
yet observing them keenly. Continue reading
This is in response to the ‘Weekend Writing Prompt’ by Sammi Cox. The word prompt for this week is ‘Obdurate’, and the challenge is to limit a piece of prose or poem to exactly 72 words.
Nithi was a determined kid. She wanted to paint her nails herself. She somehow reached out to the nailpolish hidden by her mother Asha on the loft that was beyond her reach.
When Asha returned after a phone call, Nithi had finished her nail painting, also spoiling her dress. Continue reading
World around me..
Water balloons explode.
Gift boxes explode.
Elsewhere in the universe.. Continue reading
Being on Time
It’s not about you waiting and wasting your time for someone.
It’s about you valuing other’s time as much as yours.
Timeliness – sign of respect.
Punctuality – measures one’s self-worth.
Stubborn people pave their own path.
Following your heart takes real determination because the path of the heart tends to be fueled by intuition. It has the tendency to move towards the unconventional and can seem irrational to other bystanders.
Be Stubborn if that is what it takes.
Our first effort is always worthy for almost everyone of us. As Mandela quoted,
It always seems impossible until its done!
One such was the effort towards Entrepreneurship at the age of 16. The mightiest Experience then! We were at the 11th grade and the people at our school started speaking about the words student community hates.. Responsibility, Team Effort, Handling Money! Who’d like to mess up fully when we are not even aware of what we’re gonna do?