The radiant sun smiles at me,
I smile back,
It says something before was glowing within me,
Which I now lack,
Looking down at the sand beneath my feet,
the mighty sea and the little corner shack.
I pledge to myself, I assure the sun,
I am aware of the shine that I lack,
But my old self will be back,
It may take a while,
from dusk to dawn,
I will shine again, and even more strong.
But till then, I must sitback.
for it may take a while,
But my old self will be back,
It will be back.
The things we don’t say,
are etched within us,
deep deep away.
They need to be released
We must find a way.
But our dear God, works with plans of his own,
To let us go into the depths of unknown
and sometimes we sink,
We surrender – accept the fate.
But still a voice inside us,
tells us to keep going,
To believe in god’s plans,
His love and his doings,
His magic to unfold,
The voice tells us to wait.
That little voice within, Is called “Keeping the Faith”.
I am a TV/ Movie buff. One of my favourite TV shows of all times is Grey’s anatomy. More so than others because of the most genuine and hard hitting life lessons that Meredith Grey (the protagonist) Taught us through her brilliantly written Monologues. I wanted to share some of my personal preferred ones with you all. Shortlisting them was not easy, as some of them are filled with optimism while others are hard core realities about life and some, motivation and great advice.
“At the end of the day, faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. It’s like one day you realize the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed of. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important that it’s happy ever after just that it’s happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon people will surprise you. And once and a while people may even take your breath away.”
“At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That’s how we’re made. So, you can waste your life drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.”
“Change… We don’t like it, we fear it. But we can’t stop it from coming. We either adapt to change, or we get left behind. It hurts to grow. Anybody who tells you it doesn’t, is lying. But here’s the truth: Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. And sometimes, oh, sometimes, change is good. Sometimes, change is… everything.”
“We do our very best but sometimes it’s just not good enough. We buckle our seat belts, we wear a helmet, we stick to the lighted path. We try so hard to protect ourselves but it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference, cause when the bad things come, they come out of nowhere. The bad things come suddenly with no warning, but we forget, that sometimes that’s how the good things come too.”
“If there’s just one piece of advice I can give you, it’s this… when there’s something you really want, fight for it, don’t give up no matter how hopeless it seems. And when you’ve lost hope, ask yourself in 10 years from now, you’re gonna wish you gave it just one more shot because the best things in life, they don’t come free.”
“Progress looks like a bunch of failures. And you can have feelings about that because it’s sad. But you can’t fall apart.”
“They say death is hardest on the living. It’s tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it’s impossible. You never really stop feeling the loss. It’s what makes things so bitter sweet. We leave little bits of ourselves behind, little reminders. A lifetime of memories, photos, trinkets. Things to remember us by even when were gone.”
“It’s one of those things people say: you can’t move on until you’ve let go of the past. Letting go is the easy part. It’s the moving on that’s painful. So sometimes we fight it, trying to keep things the same. Things can’t stay the same though. At some point you just have to let go, move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow.”
“Your life is a gift. Accept it. No matter how screwed up or painful it seems to be. Some things are going to work out as if they were destined to happen. As if they were just meant to be.”
“Once things start going wrong, it’s hard to break the cycle. Murphy’s Law is not physics. It’s just a thing a guy said to try and make sense of a crappy day. Just because things go wrong, it doesn’t mean they’re out of our control.”
“We have to keep something to ourselves. Or else anyone can get to us. They’ll see the stuff we don’t show anyone. So we build the walls high and wide. And we lock the gates.”
“The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day.
Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug, until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves …. That knowing, is better than wondering. That waking, is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst, most intractable mistake, beats the hell out of never trying.”
Change is scary,
Change also constant.
Some adapt gradually,
Some adapt in an instant.
Change is the need,
Change is necessity.
Helps you Grow,
With the uncharted curiosity.
Change is a part of life.
Why fear it?
Just keep swimming
and you will survive.
Just keep swimming
and you will survive.
Take a trip to the mountains,
To the meadows and to the fountains.
Feel your soul stirring with grace,
And sometimes dance to some rock and some bass.
Take the road that you never traveled by,
Walk through that tunnel, don’t be shy.
Sit by the beach, if you want to cry
Feel the cool sea breeze, help the tears dry.
Travel along as much as you can,
Alone if you may, you don’t need to plan.
Because when you travel, Life is different,
Time doesn’t move in hour or minutes
But measured moment to moment,
It is these moments which shape our soul,
And mend our broken selves into a whole.
Since ages, this world of ours has been divided into the Past, the Present and the future. All of our lives’ moments, small or big, good or bad, were, are and will be matters of these three elements of time.
However, many of us have a tough time coping up with whatever bad has happened in the past and we carry it to our present. We were hurt, committed a great mistake, were a part of something that we aren’t proud of, had a troubled childhood, a troubled love life or a troubled marriage for that matter. Such events take a piece of ourselves each time we think about it. Each time we relive it in our heads. But is it really not in our control? Well here’s the answer to this question.
Whatever I say, I say from my own experiences. It is solely a matter of an individual choice how one goes about dealing with his/her past. Some take a lot of time letting go than the others. But I wanna tell you one secret here that, if we want to live a happy and positive life, It’s high time we stop dwelling over the past and focus on the present. When we start letting go, we make room for better things to come and mend our lives in the best way possible. If we waste time looking back on what we have lost, we will never get out of it and keep drowning into the vicious circle of past happenings. This life we live is a gift from our heavenly father, and by dwelling over the past issues, all we are doing is taking it for granted.
Life was never meant to be easy, all the difficulties we face and come over are only to polish us into shining diamonds. But only those who make peace with their past, accept it and move on will attract the best aspects for the present. Yesterday is gone, and what’s done is done! Losing Ourselves on the possibility of what could have been done is not justified. Life is never meant to be traveled backwards, it can only be understood better from the past experiences. We can learn from our past but we must always live in the present and hope the best for the future. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to come. Amidst of all this we have just got today, don’t you think we should make the best out of it?
It’s being here Now that’s the most important thing and that’s all that matters, the ‘Present’, The ‘Today’. My friends, time is a very misleading thing, All there ever is the ‘Now’. We can look back in the past and gain experiences and learning from it but we cannot relive it or make it better. All we need to do is gather the past experiences to make the present better and best as it can get. Moreover, we can hope for the future, but we never know if there is any. Past is a black ghost, and the more you fear it the more it will snatch away the happiness out of you!
All you need to do is let go and move on towards a better today and a brighter tomorrow! Just a matter of thought!
– Soniya Agrawal
Wait for the sunshine on your darkest of days,
Wait till the morning breeze touches your face,
Wait till the moonlight bathes you at night,
Wait for the adversities to turn out alright.
Wait for the noises to turn into melody,
Wait for the dull days to end up merrily.
Wait, Oh Sweet child Just wait a little longer,
‘Coz my trials for you are to make you stronger.
-From God By Soniya Agrawal