👼The Way I Am👸

There will come a day when you will realise what you actually want. Your search will end, it will reach its culmination and that would be the day you probably would stop reading and writing. Whatever you write thereafter will be a complete thought. Your words will want for nothing. You will have achieved what your soul is so desperately looking for in the written word,” so saying, he smiled enigmatically.

But, I don’t think I am looking for anything in particular. I read because I love to and I write only when I have things to say. Yes, sometimes, I have incomplete thoughts that might need processing. Sometimes, I write things that are raw. I write of emotions, of people, of love, of loss. I write of things that are human. I read things that I find fun or that stir me. I have never thought of reading as a channel to get somewhere, it has never been purpose oriented, merely a means of getting to know stuff,” I riposted.

Ah! But you are young still, you will get there, eventually,” he reiterated.

What is it about thinking individuals that ruffles our set opinions so? It isn’t as if I change my thought process on every word of a book or a firmly stated opinion but both mediums compel me to re-analyse my approach. Sometimes I defer to the books or educated opinions thrown at me, at others I stick with whatever wisdom I have acquired over the years.

I maintain that I don’t read with a purpose in mind. I am neither spiritual nor religious enough to seek answers in mythological text, I am not condemning them or denying their significance, it’s just that they don’t work for me as well as a fictional work with deep rooted meaning does. I would rather read a Shantaram or To kill a mockingbird or Rumi, even for that matter a Brida, to get perspective on life, than to look for solutions in the Bhagwad Gita. I have read that too but probably I did not get it much.

I started writing as a catharsis for my broken spirit. I never felt that my pieces had or have any literary merit. I write because, there comes a time in each of our lives when we have things to say that we can’t express freely, even to the closest of our friends or family. Some keep it all bottled up or lock it all up in the deepest recesses of their minds, some choose art, music, cooking, travelling, gardening, keeping pets, chatting or even socialising to keep that inner voice down. To each his or her own.

I Choose to Write. I can’t, at times, express what I am going through even with my writings, for fear of being judged. I still haven’t learnt how to fictionalize my accounts so that I am finally able to pour my heart out without anyone finding out the trials I am going through. I, forever, dread the query, who is it you have written about in this piece?

Still, I choose to write to attain temporary relief, a sense of calm from my ever accumulating thoughts. I may stop writing if by some miracle I can stop thinking of mundane, everyday things. I am an ordinary being, a human with trappings like love, desires, wishes, hopes, friendships & relationships. I don’t see myself graduating to the bigger questions of life and existence any time soon.

May be, I am missing an essential ingredient. It is probable that I am lost. I may not conform to many things that this world lays down but I am ME. I will own up to my mistakes, I am the one who would take lessons from them. I might repeat some of them but I am content. My energy is my own. I regret nothing. Even bad decisions and failures were necessary. They probably were the most important things in my life when they happened.

I am here to lead a simple, uncomplicated, knowledge – centric life and I feel that I am on my way pretty much the way I wanted to be. I love to wear my heart on my sleeve and won’t apologise for being the way I am.

14 thoughts on “👼The Way I Am👸

  1. Beautiful piece of writing….as always
    Always wear your heart in your sleeve…coz we must do things which gives solace to ourselves.As much as your switch to writing. Friend you excel in it…… continue it forever and ever

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  2. Never ever change yourself for anyone because people love you for what you are. And I completely agree that any form of artistic things give us peace. Writing, indeed is one of them. We are all evolving and I am glad we both are in each other’s lives to help each other to grow without the fear of being judged😘 love you to the moon and back 🌙

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    1. Love you neha.. 😘 You are truly a blessing.. There is nothing now that you don’t know and I am sooooooooooooooo fortunate that I have a person who doesn’t judge me on anything I do or go through..


  3. दैनिन्दिन में जो भी घटनाये हमारे साथ घटती हैं, या हम देखते हैं । इन्ही घटनाओ से यदि हम किसी भी रूप से स्पंदित होते है । तभी इन घटनाओ से संबंधित विचारों का जन्म होता है । विचार उत्पन्न होता है फिर शुरू होती है विचारो की सतत आभासी प्रक्रिया जो तब तक चलती रहती है, जब तक घटना से संबंधित पूर्ण जवाब हमारे मनानुसार प्राप्त नही हो जाता । और चंचल मन कभी भी संतुष्ट नही होता ।इसलिये विचारो की यह सतत श्रंखला उत्पन्न हो जाना तो आसान होता है, परन्तु इनका अंत हमारे हाथ में नही होता । फलस्वरूप हम कभी डरते है, दुखी होते है या अन्य प्रकार के बदलाव जीवन में महसूस करने लगते है ।
    जब हमारे विचार अभिव्यक्ति पाने लगते है चाहे ईश भक्ति,पाठन,लेखन, कला, संगीत या अन्य किसी माध्यम से तब हम विचारो के जाल से दूर होने लगते हैं और प्राप्त होती है वह अवस्था जिसमें हम घटनाओ को उनके वास्तविक स्वरूप मे देखने में सक्षम हो जाते हैं एवं बहुत आसानी से घटनाओ के जवाब हमे प्राप्त होने लगते है । जीवन आनंद बन जाता है । ऐसा मेरा मानना है । खुश रहो ।

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  4. It’s excellent integral approach to find himself. Both chilling and cerebral, “Life” has its fair share of enhanced moments which has a hefty doses of humanity even as it lovingly embraces science in ways and still grounded enough for non-scientific lay people. Very well expression keep on writing

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  5. To be honest, I found the images more relatable to life and truth than the text. They also relate to the rest of the text as well. You must be making a wonderful effort in finding such templates. I mean they are surely not random motivational quotes. Loved it.

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