The Two Roads…


I was once visiting a children’s park with a cousin of mine. She played around with her friends while I was sitting on a bench near the swings. Just then, two little boys, who appeared like twins came rushing towards the swings. However, they realized the swing was broken and halted at a distance.

One of them was sure this swing was not to be taken, while the other seemed keen on giving it a try. Despite oppositions from his brother, he climbed on it, saying he will get down if he is about to fall. He took the swing and speeded it, and in a few minutes, he was on the ground with a broken tooth and bleeding elbows.
And in a while his parents had already taken him to the doctor and I and my cousin were back home. But this little incident, in all its simplicity was a lesson in itself.

There are always two types of people in this world, and you can make that out since their childhood. When you tell a child that fire has to be avoided, since it will burn you, the child will either stay away, following your word, or will once go and get burned and then stay away from it for the rest of his life.

This signifies the basic two approaches that we have towards life. Some people sit and watch and learn while others move out, try and fall, and then learn.

There are always astronomers and astrologers.

There is no right way; no debate can be done on these ways of life. But yes, these two will forever remain in a conflict.

And here, I am not talking about adventures sports or circus. I am talking about the little things in life. Decisions and actions that we take, regarding our careers, families and relationships.

Some say that they have seen, they know what can go wrong, so they will not step in.

While others will say, let’s give it a shot, what can possibly go wrong?

There are always two roads to take. One rough, but beautiful and the other smooth, but boring.

Both ways, you miss something and gain something.

As long as you don’t try, you never know what it feels like. The intensity, the rush, the excitement of a risk, is such an experience that makes you live the entire life in a few moments.
But, risk is always a risk. You never know when you jump the cliff that if you are going to fly high, or fall so bad that you cripple yourself for a lifetime.

So see what you choose, see where you belong. If you’re scared of catching a cold, you sit in the window and look at the rain. But if you believe that you can stay in bed for three days and drink cough syrups, just to dance in this rain, to enjoy it, to soak wet and endure a cup of coffee afterwards, you should step out right away.

See what you are missing, and also see what you can lose, and I believe the best way would be having a balance between the both.

Take a step out sometimes, and sometimes hide in your closet.

Dance a little, laugh a little, cry a little, but live full.

Just be a someone who does not regret, who has the courage to accept what he did, what he is doing and whatever he will do.

And don’t let any of these two roads stop you from taking your journey. Travel on both, or travel on one, but never stop. Walk, and keep walking, since life will never wait for you.

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WHY SO SERIOUS???

What more gifts do you want from life?
When the morning sun wakes you with a smile,
When the evenings reveal the mysterious moon,
And when the starry nights sing you lullabies?

Q. Do you wake up to find that this is another boring day of your life? Do you find yourself frowning in the mirror when you brush your teeth? Do you feel like hitting anyone who wishes you a good morning?

Congratulations!! You have just been admitted to the “Frowning people’s society” which now has more than a million members.

So my dear society members, my question is, WHY? Why are you so discontent with everything around you? Why can’t you welcome every new day with the feeling that at least you are given another day in this very short life?

It is shocking to see that people, living in the most comfortable of environments, have a very useless habit of frowning and complaining. There is discontent everywhere, nobody is satisfied, be it with their work, education, relationships, family, living conditions, society, system, anything and everything!!!

Everybody has complaints, and people have started living a life of complaints. Endless desires keep whirling around in people’s minds, and desires of what? Of bringing better results? Of making more money? Of an ideal lover? Of buying a new stupid cell phone!!!???

The man today has failed to realize that there is more to life than these petty wishes and that life simply does not care about our needs and plans, it takes its own course.

Life can be understood as a river, it simple goes on flowing.
If you are a tiny little pebble, you shall flow along, but if you become a hard rock, trying to fight the flow of water, it will take other way around; it won’t stop because of you. Moreover, no matter how strong your plans for the future are, you can never rest assured of even if you will be alive the next moment or not.

And when you can’t change the very next moment, why so worried about the future? “Why so serious? “Instead of grumbling about every wish that didn’t come true, stop desiring for this and that and start accepting everything that comes your way. Good or bad, hard or easy, joy or sorrow, everything is a phase, and everything passes, so don’t stick to anything, let it go.
Stop fighting life, give up, relax, take a deep breath, dance and sing a little, celebrate life and then one thing is for sure, you can tackle life’s problems in a far more efficient way.

And always remember, you can change nothing by complaining, neither by smiling.
So why make this face that nobody wants to look at? Smile, not for anyone else, but for yourself. All that has to happen, will keep happening, just let yourself go with it.

Seriousness is sickness. It is a disorder. Drop it, get rid of this disease. Laugh, sing and dance, make a fool of yourself, but please, get well soon!!!