This is my 75th blog.
I will be honest. In the last few weeks, I have felt like giving up. Saying, "Hey, sorry, but I've been unable to focus and reflect and observe in the last many weeks due to so much of negativity and hopelessness around. And so, I can't write if I'm unable to sit in peace and reflect and observe what's going on. What I write comes from what I experience and what I consume and process as information. But of-late, its all been so negative, sad stories that its becoming tough. My mind is numb. Feeling of helplessness. So sorry that I can't write a blog today"
I felt this even today. And it's not a good feeling.
In this moment of despair, I recollected something I had read a long time ago in one of the best pieces of human experience ever written "Man's search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl:
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”
Our life is all about Karma. Karma means action. And every action has a consequence. No one can break that chain. So, I decided to not give up. At least, not today.
I don't know how you've been? How you're coping? I know we are in the same storm.
You might be experiencing such moments of despair.
Shed a tear if you must. Be vulnerable. Be human. Remember, humanity has seen worse and yet endured. But don't give up on the good stuff. Don't give up on hope. Don't give up on your freedom to decide your attitude. Don't give up to negativity.
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Let your inner light shine the brightest and guide you.
Do what makes you lively. Dance like no one is watching you. Laugh like you heard the best joke ever. Sing like you have a voice of a nightingale. Paint like Picasso.
Because this storm will pass. And the world will come out stronger. Let the stories of how we never gave up in the face of a storm guide and prepare the ones who might have lost their light. Let's shine on and show the way!
PS: This is a medium for me to reach out to you. So take a moment if you can to let me know how you are doing? Drop a text. I wish the best for you.