Your’e Ready

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Step away for a second.

Take it all in.

You’ve come till here on your own.

You are ready to win.

It’s not too far.

That day that you have been waiting for.

Every little move matters.

Preparing you to make some more.

Maybe it seems crazy.

The endless search for a life plan.

But I tell you it’s worth it.

Because it tells you that you can.

You can keep going.

Even when there seems to be no end.

March ahead and everything else will follow.

It’s just another bend.

Sometimes that’s just it.

You may not be able to see.

But trust yourself and take that step.

It will lead you to where you are meant to be.

And when that happens.

Take it all in again.

Step away , for a second.

And I promise that it will change you forever,

And you will know that you are ready, only then.

I’ll Be Me

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Just a little bit out of control,

Some even call her crazy,

Others say that she’s adventurous and brave,

That she has the courage to simply be

They say it’s strange how she’s able to smile,

Even on the darkest days

And dare to lead, instead of follow

Trying to find her own way

Some call her a rebel,

They say, she never settles for less

And some say that she’s trouble

Always part of some kind of mess

Some look with eyes full of envy,

Wanting to be more like her

Others say that she’s full of secrets,

And gaze as they whisper

And her? Well she already knows

She greets them as she passes by,

Not afraid to be who she is

Because she has nothing to hide

And as night falls, she sits by the window

Staring at the pitch-black sky

She opens a book, pulls out a page

Finally, ready to set herself free

One word at a time,

She begins to write silently

“I know I’m one of a kind,

And you may not always agree,

But that’s the beauty of it all, in the end

You’ll be you,

And I’ll be me….”

She turns around, and looks up

Thanking the blanket of stars for being so kind

For spreading nothing but brightness

In a world where a reason to smile was sometimes hard to find……

 

Ranting About It.

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Usually I would smile,

Say something motivating and make myself feel better.

But that day I simply stood there.

Torn between sadness and anger.

Fear and hope.

Deciding whether I should keep fighting or simply give up.

It wasn’t that I hadn’t been through any ups and downs in life.

In fact, nothing had ever come easy.

 

It always demanded everything that I had in me.

After countless sleepless nights of hard work,

I had gotten a chance to stand where I was today.

Surrounded by everything that I had once said that I wanted.

I kept saying that this too would pass.

But on the inside, I wasn’t so sure.

 

Would I be able to get up again?

Even after reaching a low that I had never imagined?

Did I still have what it would take to keep moving?

Was I strong enough to hold myself together while I was at it?

I just couldn’t think straight anymore.

But there was no point looking back now.

So, what was next?

Spending the day accepting defeat?

Talking myself into believing that it was all going to be okay on its own?

No.

That was not it.

 

Maybe it was time to take up a new challenge.

To stop worrying about what went wrong.

To spend time thinking about what I was going to do to make it right.

I couldn’t just stand there and do nothing, waiting.

I had given up too much to let it all go away.

I was going to do everything that I could to make it work.

 

Yes.

That sounded way better.

Ranting had finally paid off.

I had survived yet another tough day.

Life – 1, Me – 0

But that was about to change,

Because I had a new plan….

 

What Matters the Most

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We walk towards things, often unknown.

Choosing to stay, or maybe leave after a while.

But that’s not the part that matters.

What matters is what you leave behind.

Happiness, hope, love, respect – that’s all that it takes.

To maybe give someone something worth remembering you for.

Touching lives can simply be a hello and goodbye kind of thing.

But touching hearts – it’s not that simple.

Because it takes more than just a couple of words.

 

It means giving part of yourself to someone to hold onto.

And every time you do that, it makes you have to decide.

To choose what exactly would be worth it.

And sometimes, you have no idea.

And that’s why we often choose not to stop.

We prefer to keep walking.

 

But what if you chose differently someday.

Say you wanted more than just a conversation?

What’s the key to succeeding?

Is there a magic spell of some kind?

Truth is – nobody knows.

And there’s no way to be sure.

But as far as I know,

It’s all about giving.

 

Giving without expecting anything in return.

Of course, that’s easier said than done.

But go ahead, give it a try.

Open yourself up to what lies ahead.

And when you do come across something, don’t just pass by.

 

Instead challenge yourself.

Embrace the feeling.

Let down the walls.

Break if you have to.

Because it might just make you stronger,

Or give you one hell of a story to tell.

Either way,

Take it from me – it’s totally worth it.

 

But then I too am just like you.

A dreamer. A realist. A wanderer.

Walking through life, one day at a time.

Redefining who I am with every encounter,

And putting together the pieces of the puzzle.

 

Till then, I continue to walk.

Hoping to see where all of this leads to someday.

Maybe it’s not what I have in mind.

But whatever it is, I’m sure it will be a masterpiece

And hopefully then, it will all make sense.

The stops made. The chances taken. The things left behind.

 

So, the next time you need to make a choice, think about this-

It is scary, but you never know how it fits into the whole picture and what you will find.

Make that one thing matter. Because for all you know, it might just end up being the one thing that matters the most.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Perfect

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What is perfection anyway?

A pretty face?

Something that makes you sigh?

Or is it just a blatant lie?

Hidden in a beautiful disguise

 

Is it the way that we choose to see things?

Or is it only about what is revealed by time

Does it come across unannounced?

Or is there some kind of sign?

 

Is it hard to hold onto?

Or is it wise to let go?

Is it worth gambling all that you can have?

And forgetting all that you believe you know?

 

Searching for it endlessly-

Isn’t that what we usually do?

Not once stopping to look back

Thinking that there’s no way

That you could have found it so soon

 

Maybe it’s just another name,

For something mysterious, that doesn’t exist

Or maybe someone will walk up to you someday

And give it a whole new meaning,

Clearing up the mist

 

What is, perfection then anyway? –

A moment when you realize

That nothing could be more perfect

Than what lies before your eyes…

 

 

 

 

 

Listen, Don’t Talk.

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It’s easy to give up, isn’t it? Especially when everything seems to be falling apart.

No matter how hard you try, things just don’t seem to work out like you want them to.

Your head is full of a thousand questions.

The problem isn’t that you don’t have the answer to them.

In fact, it’s that you have too many to choose from.

And how is someone supposed to know what the “right” one is?

I mean, you could really just make a wrong choice.

 

That’s when we start trying to figure things out logically. Carefully making a list –

Pros versus cons.

Effort versus consequences.

Probability of having a “favorable outcome”.

 

We start crunching numbers, setting timelines and jotting down ideas.

We try to make sense out of what really is a big blur.

Because we’ve always been told that it’s better to “be prepared”.

And yes, that’s true. Actually, most of the time, it’s the best thing to do.

To sit down and make a plan.

But what if you come across something all of a sudden?

There’s just no time to think it through.

You have to decide – there and then.

 

Without that list.

Without the calculation.

Without a clue of where to begin.

Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Because we are just not used to thinking that way.

But to be honest, it really isn’t that hard.

All you have to do is listen.

 

Instead of talking yourself into believing something.

Instead of justifying your choices.

Instead of overthinking the unknown.

Just sit back and listen to yourself.

 

You will realize that you already know what you want.

Deep down inside, somewhere, you know.

Take a second to embrace it.

Close your eyes.

Breathe in the uncertainty.

Unleash the desire.

 

Don’t talk. Simply listen.

And the next time you open your eyes,

Things will be different.

Because you will be free.

From the storm inside your head.

And the endless what’s and why’s.

Giving up won’t seem like an option anymore.

 

You will want to take that one chance that you can.

Because you realize that it may be your only shot.

You will decide to keep going.

You will be ready to challenge yourself.

 

And that’s how you will always win.

Against everything.

Everything that will come your way.

 

You will rise.

Maybe even become a star.

Time and distance will cease to matter.

Because you will continue to shine brightly,

No matter where you are…

Second Chances

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So, if you had a chance to redo-it again, would you take it?

Going back to the time when you were so sure

When you knew exactly what you would end up doing and when

Maybe you would….

And it makes sense

Because life would be much easier then

Rules laid out in black and white

A list of things to do in your head

That you would keep checking off one by one

Only to add more to it at the end

But tell me, is that really what you would choose?

After looking at the person you’ve grown into now

All because of the decisions that you made

Back then, when you knew not how

How to heal from the pain,

That you once thought would forever stay

Or how to keep yourself from falling

Even when things slowly drifted away

So no, you really shouldn’t go back

Even if it seems tempting at a first glance,

Because yesterday is gone,

It’s no longer where you belong

And life,

Well it always has other plans…