Rise from Ashes !!!

Posted: April 29, 2007 in i_THINK_therefore_i_am
You have been running miles into the concrete jungle along with the herd, with a blindfold on your eyes. One day, you realize that you have stopped hearing those voices around you. You open your blindfold just to find yourself standing on a cross-road, tired, all confused, when it looks like you have lost your way, you can not even turn and run back, you have to take a path, and at that cross-road, at that point, you suddenly realize that you are in pain, some deep pain. You look back at old times and think what actually have led you here. You have been into worldly ties, those inconsequential worries, earthly desires and human emotions. You have simply been tied up with urgent & important, and so you have let your life direct you, where in you realize now that it should have been the other way round. You have been simply ‘existing’ and no where actually ‘living’. Life was directing you to ‘exist’. You think hard and try to catch some breath, but you find yourself choking. You realize that you have always wanted someone to direct you. You recognize that you have turned up a slave. A slave to destiny, a slave to luxury, a slave to your job, a slave to your emotions, a slave to relationships, a slave to this world and a slave to existence. You suddenly realize that you have always existed in a fake world of your own, holding up some of the fake beliefs, considering yourself as a self sufficient superior person, full with complacency and that entire bloated ego.

Now, as you find yourself at cross-road, you realize that you can not change the path you have left behind. Then you think why you are here, at this cross-road. You could have kept running and ‘existing’ with that blindfold on, but you chose to stop and think. Why? Just to find that the answer is within you. It is that one last spark of hope left in you and those distant dreams, and that have deliberately forced you to take this breather. That one wish of being self-sufficient and self-reliant has given you this chance. At this point if you feel sad, and find it difficult to come out of the past, take a break. Take a pause, you really need to unwind few things and events of your life. Don’t ever start over with that burden in your heart. Immerse yourself completely in those precedent events of your life, feel the pain, and then feel more pain. Engross that deadly sting deep within and when this pain will reach the brink, and when you will burn to ashes, only then you will be free. You will be free from pain, from fear, from all the apprehensions, leaving behind just the learnings from the past. Treasure that wisdom; gather yourself; collect those ashes and ‘rise from ashes’ again, towards that dreamed of land, rise this time to direct your ‘life’, rise to ‘Fly’, to ‘Live’.

Many people come across such situations in their lifetime, and they should not overlook them, as William Shakespeare rightly said “There is tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries; on such a full sea we are now afloat; and we must take the current the clouds folding and unfolding beyond the horizon. when it serves, or lose our ventures”

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