A bend does not have to be an end!!!!!

You know there are many bends on life’s road….sometimes we cannot see what’s up ahead and our hearts are filled with fear and doubts….however ….if we choose to allow the bend to turn into an end then we would never know how far we could have gone….what all we could have learned….who all we could have met…..Life is a Journey….and only you can decide how far you want to go……………there is nothing wrong with settling down and not going further, as long as that is what you truly want and it gives you happiness. The question is……….. does it??

More often than not, the fears we feel are not even our own…it is actually fears which others have felt because of failures that they have experienced or because of the successes that they could not achieve. How often do we put off or give up doing something because someone tells us…this won’t pay the bills…or how do you know this will work out better….or you should stay in this relationship or job, atleast you know what is wrong here…..it’s better to be sure about such things…………oh! this list could be endless. We are forever being told and shown by others what we can or can’t do…..the benchmarks set for us….our abilities constantly graded against what our parents, peers or predecessors have achieved or not. While they have their lessons to learn and their choices to make……should that define YOU?

So often, we see that a child is being told to be better at something simply because someone else is……..their uniqueness but a forgotten fairy tale as opposed to be a beacon which should guide the child in this life. Another classic example is when we see a child equate love as an expression of having achieved something or having done something right. We have witnessed numerous accounts of people who study hard all their lives because they want to achieve the dreams that someone dreamt on their behalf…while it is entirely a noble act as long as they are happy doing it….more often than not this results in them being miserable, frustrated and unhappy about themselves.

The point is not what thousands of people are doing or not….the point is do we want to continue being in this stagnant frame of mind…state of being…where every thought, course of action and choice is determined by the abilities or lack thereof….. of… others? Like I have mentioned earlier, if we stop because we are happy to be where we are, it is truly magnificent because we are following our heart and mind however if we stop because we are scared to go on or scared of failing someone……then you have something to think about.

For every reality that we believe in….there is an alternate reality we can create……..however….creation requires imagination, faith and above all the courage to move out from the known to explore the unknown. Our world today would be devoid of so many things if someone did not believe in them once upon a time…….like electricity, aircrafts, telephones, internet, telekinesis…..when they believed in these……they were driven and guided by the Universe for the Law of Attraction has always existed…….what you think about the most……creates your realities.

So, today ask yourself…..are you truly happy being who the world believes you are…….doing what you are doing and being where you are…if yes…..brilliant…..but if no…..then would you give yourself a chance to dream your dreams, sing your song, dance to your inner rhythm and take that leap of Faith. You have chosen this beautiful time to be alive on earth because you have a purpose………………find out what that is and live that purpose.

When I was first faced with rappelling down a 90 feet wet and slippery dam which ended in absolute rocky ground…………..I was certain that I SIMPLY cannot do it because I have a dislocated knee and I would not be able to keep my balance and secretly was afraid of what a fool I would make of myself………..I am so glad that I had people who pushed…………they pushed till I had to push all these thoughts out of my mind………however…..when they put the harness on and asked me to let go of the railing and simply put my complete weight on the harness….I thought this man is crazy if  thinks I would listen to THIS bit of instruction….he kept asking me to trust…..and I kept tightening my grip on the railing……..once again I was in the grim hold of my fears and I almost gave up. Then I heard my inner voice telling me….if I could do it….I could learn to let go and TRUST the process…………….and I DID. After the first few steps…..the exhilaration I felt cannot be justifiably expressed through words.

I know that thousands of people rappel everyday in much harsher and scarier places and this might be a simple task for them…………………..yet I know to me that day and that deed redefined my abilities and my faith in myself and the Universe. Incidently, that act not only brought out something New in me, it helped me release a lot of Old. It made me believe that everyday, there are new things which we can do or redefine our old things and there is always support available….we only need to believe and be on the look out for it.

So I say again…………….

You know there are many bends on life’s road….sometimes we cannot see what’s up ahead and our hearts are filled with fear and doubts….however ….if we choose to allow the bend to turn into an end then we would never know how far we could have gone….what all we could have learned….who all we could have met…..Life is a Journey….and only you can decide how far you want to go……………there is nothing wrong with settling down and not going further, as long as that is what you truly want and it gives you happiness. The question is……….. does it??

A Bend need not be an end…just a mere suggestion of a new turn on life’s road 🙂

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teena George
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 16:26:35

    Thank you for the beautiful posts / messages. They are soothing – It’s like reading ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’. They leave you with a Warm Fuzzy feeling :). God bless

    Reply

    • Rumi
      Apr 22, 2012 @ 19:43:20

      Hey Teena, thank you for such a lovely message. I am so happy to know that you feel this way. May I always am able to have a message for whoever needs it …….. lots of love and blessings ❤

      Reply

  2. theholisticdirectory
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 16:58:52

    Another lovely post 🙂 x

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