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

The CHULL!

I don’t know how many of you would have experienced this,

There is this perennial chull (uneasiness)

which seems to have existed ever since,

A desire to do something,

or

A craving to go beyond our current state of being,

How many times I wonder,

I have been able to sit at ease?

Not thinking about issues in life,

Not contemplating what’s to be done,

Not worrying about so called problems,

to

Just be in the moment,

For if we were able to cultivate the art of being in the moment,

I wonder

The very experience of life would indeed be drastically different!

The only thing being,

Whether we are willing to practice

and develop the art and discipline to

being in the moment, for that is what it is!

Source for the image: https://www.facebook.com/chullgurgaon/

Being Gutsy!

Some of us do have this tendency of attributing everything to destiny,

and

Few attribute it to an external cause not under our control,

then there are,

Few who claim to have tried everything,

and then there are,

Few who don’t want to do anything about it,

and last but not least are,

Those who don’t even accept that there is something wrong,

No matter which category we are part of,

The worst possible is not to accept the existence of a problem,

For nothing can be done if there is no issue,

As a result, we start leading a miserable life,

Not taking any steps what so ever to find a relevant solution to the same,

Yes,

It requires a lot of courage to identify and do something about it,

Question being,

Are we prepared to be gutsy enough to make the first move?

Source for the Image: https://jessicalawlor.com/2015/10/getting-gutsy-is-a-lifestyle-reflections-on-the-third-anniversary-of-the-get-gutsy-blogcommunity/

Happily!

New year arrived just a few days back,

but

What’s new if nothing changes,

And

If one has a tendency to tread the same path,

How can it be a Happy New Year?

To all those who are aspiring for a happier new year,

Why not change that delta bit each day to become a better version of oneself,

Where,

One doesn’t crib about anything and everything not going their way,

and

One doesn’t get angry because your spouse/kid is not acting the way one wants,

Instead,

One tries to ignore all the so called incomplete and imperfect facets of life,

and

Accepts one for who he/she is,

What say, wanna give it a shot? 🙂

Source for the Image: https://www.1mg.com/articles/11-golden-rules-to-stay-happy-all-the-time/

Indulgence!

Often people talk about the ill effects of indulgence,

Be it smoking,

or

Be it excessive drinking or eating junk,

Though very few will tell you that the word in itself is not bad after all,

If you indulge in your own well being,

Trying to become a better version of yourself each day,

Trying to improve that delta bit each day,

Making sure that you are moving closer to your aim in life,

Be it losing weight, becoming fitter,

Be it getting into a particular profession,

or

Be it marrying the love of your life,

Learning the intricacies of life at all times,

Coming closer to being wise,

and

Becoming aware of the very fundamentals of what’s its all about!

Time for some indulgence in your well being then, what say!

Source for the Image: https://insights.figlobal.com/health-wellness/new-approaches-indulgence-have-healthy-appeal

क्या है ये ज़िन्दगी ! (What is this life?)

I don’t know how many of you would know about or have seen this TV serial,

By the name of: Ye Jo Hai Zindagi!

It was a Natayam;

A medium of conveying the dynamics of life in an entertaining manner to the audience,

As a kid, how simple, life seemed to be at that time!

Later we realized,

How complicated it was,

Not that we weren’t aware of the inherent complications earlier,

But we tended to make it more complex as we grew up,

By turning, let’s say

Beautiful emotions like friendship into give and take relations,

Incorporating our agenda in every talk that we do,

Focusing on doing only those things which could bring some kind of profit,

As a result,

Life became a mess for most of us,

Reality check came in the form of Covid,

Where, like it or not,

Each one of us was forced to introspect in some way or the other,

Realizing life has always been about enjoying so called little moments,

Being in the present,

Not worrying too much,

And

Dealing with situations in life as and when they come.

So, before delving a lot into the philosophies of life,

Why not just keep it simple, as it was meant to be!

Source for the Image: https://www.amazon.com/Yeh-Jo-Hai-Zindagi/dp/B07SV4RXKD