When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what? -
Life is such a heavy word; it is so complicated to pen what you think of it and what you want to do of it. On a deeper thought, nothing is too complicated; it is just the way we look at it.
Most often than not, our relationships take a toll on us, it’s not always possible to maintain a cordial relation with everyone in your network chain. Life seems miserable-drowning in stress, complains, fights and rifts. We don’t have to learn the art to tackle or the lessons of being patient, all we have to learn is to let go.
Miseries, unhappiness, distress are too much of a burden or rather an additional baggage. Let it go. With whatever little dignity left in your relationship, try to come out. It’s hard to build a complicated web around you, which you don’t need to anyway; you might just get engulfed in it. Just remember, travel light- shed the excess baggage.
A friend told me once, after attending his grandmom’s funeral – ‘You scream, you yell, you get disappointed and frustrated with such trivial things in life which you consider might be important at that time. You have no idea what the next moment has in store for you, you have no idea how much time is left with you, but one thing is certain; one day you will be reduced to ashes.’
It was an awakening. It made me realize, life is actually very simple. All you need to do is just follow your heart and do what you want to, whether that leads to success of failure, it’s altogether a different thing. But we live just once and if we don’t do what we desire to do now, there is no second chance.
What is life without some pain and struggle may be if everything was going fine with life we would have longed for some excitement! You don’t need friends or relatives just to have a decent funeral for yourself, I mean how good is all that after you are dead? But you need all these people to make your life comfortable, exciting, un-lonely, happy and easy.
The thought of having someone no matter how near or far, just the fact that someone is always going to be there for you, makes you fearless isn’t it?
Embrace life the way it is, do not complain, you chose it right? Even if you felt it was thrusted upon you, you still accepted it. There is no tried and tested formula of living a contented life, all you have to do is travel light, shed the excess baggage and don’t forget to collect souvenirs while you are on move.