KIT!

Once upon a time,

or

Rather, once in my lifetime,

There was a teacher,

Who used to say,

As you grow old, you will begin to think that you know it all (KIT),

With more success that you get,

You will feel, it’s all because of your hard work,

You will believe that you are knowledgeable enough,

Trust me, what we end up doing in our lives,

Is a consequence of lot more factors than what you think there are,

And in doing so, you might begin to act arrogant,

Without you realizing that you are doing so,

So, when you do become successful,

Just take a step back and give what I said, a thought,

And by doing so, you will probably not go down that path!

Few amongst us might not realize the significance of this,

I didn’t, when I was starting my career,

But I learnt it the hard way,

Probably, the relevance of this is only realized when you face it all.

Some food for thought, haan!

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My Life-Your Life

Invariably we keep drawing these comparisons,

Be it the boy or girl next door,

or

Be it that successful colleague in our offices,

Be it the black sheep in the family,

or

Be it that wonderful cousin who has had it all in life,

Whatever be the reason for your kind of life,

Destiny

or

your own making,

We need to understand,

It has got to do nothing with any one else’,

One may want to get inspired,

One may want to draw a clue or two from others’,

But have your ever wondered,

What benefit it’s bringing to you?

Which brings back the memory of a song which became quite popular during it’s time,

It’s my life...and is unique in every sense of the word,

Why not just try and stick to that!

Source for the Image: https://soundcloud.com/gasparcg/bon-jovi-its-my-life-matias-trommel

Doddajiva

Wondering what this could mean?

It refers to “big life” in Kannada.

Whether a person has had the chance to live life king/queen size.

Though here the king/queen is not gauged by what one has accumulated in life,

But by the very nature of the experiences one has had in their lifetime,

How exhaustive and expansive they have been,

and

How wonderfully lived each moment has been,

And if you are still wondering how this can be done,

Well,

It’s time to take a step back,

Revisit the very consciousness that is a part of each and everyone of us,

To,

Become cognizant of the way we conduct our lives,

Things we tend to prioritize and give importance to,

And give our life an opportunity to experience it all,

The only question being,

Are you ready to take a seat on this wonderful roller coaster of life?

Source for the Image: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elephant-kills-70-old-woman-141600287.html

Take Away

kya leke aaye the kya leke jayenge,

(what did you bring when you came in this world and what will you take away),

With many youngsters thinking of jumping into this world of startups,

or

people worrying about taking that all important first step in life,

wondering about the risks involved,

the one and only take away that one might want to focus on is,

there isn’t any take aways from this world,

only certain contributions to be made in the lifetimes we have,

how we choose to spend this time is of relevance,

for there is only this much time we have,

of which we might have already spent quite a bit,

if you think that you will certainly die one day,

guess it’s high time we stop worrying about going broke with ideas,

and

start acting upon whatever we would want to do in this lifetime.

Source for the image: https://www.englishcoursemalta.com/learn/to-be-broke-idiom/

Ye Duniya!

You might have heard this beautiful song,

In these current times that we all live in,

this song seems to find a chord,

I see kids wearing masks while playing sports,

youngsters running around with their masks on,

Courtesy the virus,

We all have pulse meters in our houses,

As a fact,

The rate goes up once we wear the masks,

I wonder,

the kind of effect it might have while playing sports or simply running,

the kind of effect the strings of these masks might have on our ears,

the kind of effect it might have if we wear it for a longer period of time,

I wonder whether it’s worth it,

the lives we all seem to be living,

not discounting the fact that precautions need to be taken,

but doesn’t any form of extreme approach needs a rethink,

a think to ponder over?

Source for the Image: https://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2021/10/06/Mask-mouth-does-not-exist-dentists-say

Prepared?

Preparation can be of various kinds,

preparing for

Exams,

Marriage,

Interviews etc. etc.

But one preparation that most of us choose to ignore,

or

Are ignorant of,

Is the preparation for death,

As pessimistic as it might sound,

When the time comes,

most of us go in a state of shock,

knowing all through that the day would arrive,

when we will choose to take a leap of faith in a new arena altogether,

If we were just to remind ourselves

and

be cognizant of the only truth there is,

Guess life would become much more enjoyable and appreciable,

than what it is today!

The only question being,

Are we preparing ourselves for the eventuality?

Source for the Image: https://www.healthline.com/health/leading-causes-of-death

L-Style

The other day I happened to visit a Lifestyle store.

What such kind of stores promise is a life altering shopping experience,

Clothes and accessories,

which can make you look good,

which can change the very manner in which you are perceived by this world,

which can bring a transformation in your lifestyle,

But have you ever wondered,

What kind of effect it has on the very nature of life that we are supposed to live?

Well,

In order to buy such products,

One toils day-in-day-out,

Not just to fulfill their own desires,

But also the desires of their near and dear ones,

And in that very quest tend to drift away from the very essence of life,

Choice is of course ours to focus either on,

Life or lifestyle!

Source for the Image: https://www.thephotoargus.com/examples-of-lifestyle-photography/

ROA Zindagi!

Have you ever wondered about the kind of life we are leading,

The decisions we are making,

the basis of the same,

The actions that we are performing,

on what premise?

More often than not,

Whether we are conscious of it at all or not,

These actions evolve from some tendency to benefit from the same,

Be it becoming friends with a guy who might be able to help us in the future,

or

Be it go on compromising over and accepting things which we might not like at all,

It’s always ROA = return on actions

which we are trying to focus upon,

That’s another issue if our analysis goes all wrong 🙂

But how long can we go on living like this?

Have you ever given it a calm and composed thought?

If not,

and

If you are reading this,

Might be a good time to start!

Source for the Image: https://divethru.com/feeling-selfish-a-guide-to-your-emotions/

Raaz!

Secrets, we all have,

Deep down,

Somewhere,

We are threatened by them every now and then,

Fearing it might come out in the open,

Insecurity around which eats us all,

Not knowing how to deal with it,

And

In trying to hide these,

We create more secrets,

A never ending loop of sorts,

but what’s the way out? and is there one?

Well,

We fear our secrets,

for we are always looking for some kind of external validation,

an approval,

an image we are so concerned about,

a persona that we have invested all our life in,

yes, it’s not easy to just give it all up!

yes, it cannot happen in a day or two,

yes, we all need some kind of support,

and

yes, it all needs a belief to take that first step,

a belief which says,

it can be done,

and

slowly, we see ourselves getting rid of this fear,

to live a life of how it was meant to be,

free and fun!

Source for the image: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/09/hidden-world-secrets

Over and Out!

They say,

In a game of cricket,

It’s never over until its over,

You need to be focused till the very last ball,

or

Till you take the winning run,

In life too,

No matter how many times you haven’t succeeded,

or

No matter on how many occasions you have felt down and out,

The game of life isn’t over until it’s over,

For everything you have done,

Does add up,

Every effort that you have made,

Stays with you in some form or the other,

And

Believe it or not,

It does bear fruits when the time comes!

Source for the Image: https://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/celebrities-amitabh-bachchan-rishi-kapoor-starrer-102-not-out-to-release-in-russia-439058