Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Forever in the pursuit of perfection,
A blind eye to the present tense
State of frustration when things go haywire
Control lost and visions blurred...
Energy coiled, compressed and ready to spring
Ideas vivid and plans aplenty
Waiting in store for a scary monotony
Towards the end of days of being carefree...
Podium finishes mar the competition
A race to win for everyone
Routine of earning a wage awaits
Approaching it with being tensely aware...
Dreams no longer of knights and dragons
Adulthood no longer just a number crossed
Seriousness seeping through the crags
Nooks dusty and farewells rehearsed...
To a life of abandon reaching its end
Done with thoughts of morose mockery
Why do we mould ourselves to fit in
Being just another brick in the wall...
Growing up with a shoulder readied
To carry a responsibility we never asked for
Fitting into a construct defined by invisible hands
Approvals and denials stacked in abundance...
Individuals with flaws stand where once stood idols
Perfection hence a pursuit for fools
To follow a path you are required to, by many
And it now calls for courage to be unleashed...
A deep breath clears away the mists
Clouded mountains in sight once again
To now take a stand and value the one thing
Discipline and consistency in the actions I take...
Find the things which make your heart beat faster
The one thought that brings in the rush to your veins
To pursue it would mean the happiest of journeys
With its tough tasks and yet the one missing word...
Friday, 10 March 2017
" I think I like flaws.. I think they make things interesting..."
7.1 billion of us and yet all made uniquely apart. With our own life to lead and of course with our own set of flaws. The beauty that resides in imperfection is what perhaps makes us flawed. For there is none who can be the ultimate body of creation. Some deem their flaws to be lesser than those of other. Some wallow in the fear of exposing their flaws to the big wide world out there. The most confident of us all, yet deep within knows that he or she is not without a blemish. At times we love to come up with excuses to justify our shortcomings. To the extent of ignoring the drawbacks which we have. To not acknowledge them is perhaps where we fall behind. It is liberating to know the things which make you dissimilar from the crowd. Anger, fear, anxiety, and a string of other such emotions up our sleeves to hiss at the slightest indication. To the other extreme of the spectrum we find the ones who forever be harsh upon their own selves for not being able to live up to the expectations set upon them by the society. Some not giving a thought about what the world thinks. There's the great mix of personas.
What a wonder it is when we ourselves at times end up being the ones least aware of our own pitfalls. The world points it out to us in its own subtle ways. And there are some who take it to their hearts and never rise from the complex that surrounds them henceforth. Yet it is a path of forever discovery to find the things that make us flawed and accept them as they are. For they are what separate each one of us from the milling crowd. This is where a hint of caution needs to be dished out. For let not our flaws be a reason to hurt the ones around us. Let them be the spots of colour on this canvas of monotony. Accept them and with the head held high move on ahead. Working upon the ones which harm us and the ones we love and yet not aiming for perfection but in the search for bliss in this very moment.
When you try to accept that every individual in his or her own right is never meant to be perfect, it is perhaps then you can truly love. To give unconditionally, despite setbacks. To live through the moments when these flaws threaten to take over and crush you to the ground. For yes, there are times when you feel giving up wouldn't be that bad an idea. Try to be grateful for this experience of feeling alive and kicking, despite the blemishes that mar this road. For it will always be the journey that will matter in this moment than the destination we all head for. To not be condescending or even be compromising is the balance we all yearn for. A moment taken to live for your own selves, making peace with the individual you have grown to be in this moment. For after all it was all the downs which dotted the ups and made you the person you are. More often than not we aren't what we wanted to be in this moment, and the grass will always be greener on the other side. Accepting this truth is tough a task for all of us, and yet we all persevere in vain if we don't. Choose this moment to embrace your flaws and the flaws of the ones around you.. For there's beauty to be found even being flawed!!...