One step at a time. That’s how it’s done. That’s what I’ve been hearing all my life. Nobody told me what to do when you are stuck at one place. What are you supposed to do when you don’t know where to put the next step? I went to school for 15 years of my life. Never did anyone, and I mean not even a single person, talked about this. I still sometimes wonder why they don’t teach this stuff. I guess they themselves don’t know. Maybe they are stuck too.
But fortunately, life is a good teacher. It teaches you everything, using practical examples. Few of those still hurt. Physically and emotionally. But it goes on. Lessons are learnt. And among those lessons, I discovered something. Something Fun. Exciting. Scary. Risky. Worth it. Along my journey, I’m learning how to keep moving. Even after I’m stuck at the same place. Or with the same thing. A friend of mine told me, if you don’t get what you really want, think of it as something that happened to you which is good for you. How? Because there’s something better waiting to happen to you.
I asked him, what if I really want it and not the 2.0 version that’s in store for me?
Trust me, you don’t really want it. You deserve better. That’s what he replied.
Sometimes people do make sense. Not practically. But in another dimension of this mystical world. It’s hard to understand them but when you experience what they said to you a while ago, it all makes sense in a perfecto way. Same happened with me. I listened to my dear mate, and it was worth it.
We all deserve better. But we still keep on chasing things we think are best for us. If you’ve put your side of effort, and you still get nowhere, just let it go. This is not giving up. This is striving for better. As simple as that. Let it go. It might come back to you later, but the chances are that the 2.0 version is already in store for you. And when you realize it, in that exact moment, the smile on your face will say it all. You’ll be glad. And happy. Truly happy.
Different people call this by different names. Moving on. Progress. Advancement. Take off. Blah blah blah.
I like to keep it simple. Let’s keep having fun.
“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
― Charles Bukowski
This person had a point.
And a good one!
“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
― Charles Bukowski
Breeze. Warm light spring breeze. The fresh aroma of wet stones purified by the new spring leaves danced around. The breeze carried the little streams of water to small distances now and then, just to come back to where they belonged. The scent of newly opened wine lingered around the air, making the whole atmosphere a bit tipsy. This wasn’t an excuse for the mishaps about to happen. There wasn’t any physical presence, but the soulful entity of the universe embraced the blue night. The moonlight played hide and seek with the trees, ingeniously teasing the ones looking for it. The breeze was back. The way it started flirting with the hair reminded of a kid in the playground lost in his own world of limitless imagination and happiness. The whole thing together was a perfect orchestra. A free concert you can’t afford to miss. Yet there were no physical beings in the sight. People, sometimes, do miss the best and settle for the mediocre for the sake of others. But was that it? The best?
I don’t know yet.
To be continued…
“To be a Manchester United player, that carries a responsibility. You fight, never give in, even on days when it’s not happening for you, you still have to try.”
– Peter Schmeichel, the great Dan
I guess it can apply to everyone. Well said Sir Peter. Well said.