This isn’t a blog post. This is a reminder. This is for all those who’ve forgotten where they come from and all those who have regrets. See, the beauty of life is that it can present you with days where you’re laughing your heart out and the next moment you have the biggest tragedy you’ve ever faced. Life is funny that way. So here is what I’ve realised recently, to make my days better than what they used to be a few months ago:
Everything you’ve ever done, everything you’ve ever said, everything that’s happened so far, good or bad, it has led you here. In this moment.
Now, I’m not pretentious but imagine saying those words to yourself when you’re sitting at the edge of a cliff or watching a landscape like this:
You’re bound to feel better, right? That’s what I’ve realised. You know what’s even better, when you have a habit of repeating this or something similar, you even say it to yourself in times that aren’t as beautiful as the above picture. It becomes a habit and you start feeling responsible for whatever is happening and whatever happened and even though you might not have a stand in the world from now on, inside your head, you’re accountable and have accepted that whatever might be right or wrong, it happened because you did something. It’s kind of like that butterfly effect, a butterfly flapping its wings in say India, would hypothetically cause a hurricane in say, the USA. It’s a Sci-Fi principle used in Time-Travel media. When put into perspective, your life is a classic case of the butterfly effect where the instead of distance, it’s time that divides the events. Things you did years ago come back to you, spontaneously and without warning. If you helped someone in their time of need, they will and trust me, they will at some point find you in your time of need. If you ruined someone’s life for a while, it will come back to haunt you. Even the worst hangover you had might come to destroy your now straightened life. We know this is Karma but I don’t like the word so I’m not going to say it here. It’s bigger than just a word.
Everything that we do everyday, whether we think about it or not, whether we’re ready for it or not, whether we want to do it or are forced to do it. It’s bound to happen. You can find your way around but at times, it just has to happen. Instead of regretting it all, try accepting it. Try saying, “Everything happened because I made it happen.” Nothing is guaranteed, stop caring about what people might think, jump into it. I was a worry-wart a few months ago. I still am, at least for a few things but about everything else, I just don’t care any more. I have started living life and have set on a course where I don’t have a destination but I am going to stop along the way a lot and embrace the journey. I might even do something worthwhile on this journey or I might end up like the other countless travellers who just got through it but this positivity, this gift that was given to me by three very special people I met in the course of last three years, I’m not letting it go to waste. People don’t care and people will talk whether you win or you lose. Why should you care?
There’s so much to do, so many people to meet, even if your life is confined, even if you don’t go out much, you can make the most of it by holding yourself accountable for the good and the bad. Maybe years later, when you tell your story to someone, you might as well have a great laugh. 🙂