What happens tomorrow or even an hour from now may not be within our control but present is. This very second is. So invest in it. Output may not be in our hands but input certainly is. So give your best!
Live each day. Make it count.
If you want to rise, have the courage to fall.
One of the most bewitching scenes I’ve ever come across in a movie, animation or not. Couple it with Mandy Moore’s melodious voice and its loveliness knows no bounds.
Rapunzel: “I’ve been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it’s not everything I dreamed it would be?”
Eugene: “It will be.”
Rapunzel: “And what if it is? What do I do then?”
Eugene: “Well,that’s the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream.”
“..every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and once you do, nothing will ever compare.”
This quote from flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen never fails to amaze me. When you see someone with their own inner light, there’s no way you can look away. This light they radiate is not about those charged particles called photons that glisten and reflect but rather an aura of positive energy that surrounds them like air. The more you reflect on it, the more you find that we all have this light. Some of us with our greed and selfishness, dim its powerful luminance.
Why do we allow ourselves to be ruled by those negative energies when we have so much to give? One powerful Satan that lives inside us is called ‘Ego’. While we recognize that it eats everything good we can accomplish, we don’t put a stop to it or bother letting go of our pride. But once you take all the power this ego has over you, you pave the way for a radiant life.
Image credits: thestevenjames
The picture above shows an installation by sculptor Alexander Milov. Its message is so powerfully communicative that I won’t bother putting it in words. This is a reality of today’s world. We all have love, affections and so much more to share but we don’t. It remains caged where it longs to breathe and live. Our light doesn’t find any means to live. When we know this flaw we also have the means to curb it. If you have a loving partner or a mother or father or loved one, don’t cage your love for them. Don’t let your ego or misunderstandings or past stand in your way. We are allotted a very limited time here but we can make most of it if we just set ourselves free. When you keep your feelings locked up inside you, you can save your pride but you will also save yourself from a chance to be truly happy. Missing a chance to complete your life all because of a stupid pride. A pride that will only make you bleed when you realise how much you’ve lost because of it. So don’t give it this power over you. Now or ever. Let your light guide you because heaven is right here on earth. You only need the means to find it. Ego is the heavy burden that will drown you before you ever set your eyes on the happiness you’d sailed for.