10 Days and 10 Impressions: Day 1

Hello from this side, after a very long break. A lot more had happened in life, and I have achieved what I have been dreaming since a time I can not recall. Finally, I have come back to my hobby that I have always wanted to find time for.

This is a 10-day challenge for myself, to remain consistent on my hobby. As the news has already filled the air, our nation has gone for a complete lockdown for 21 days. Ironically, most of us are left with nothing to do for the next few days. Have we all been left deserted for a span?? Possibly yes. But do you realize the positivity that had just crammed into our lives all of a sudden? Maybe this is the longest leisure time that most of the professionals in our country would have run into. The time to be within the comforts of your home, spend quality time with your folks and do whatever you have always wanted to do.

10 days and 10 impressions are to try and share 1 positive thought a day that runs through my senses. Amidst all the negativity manifesting across the globe, let us unravel our oversight and hope for better new sunshine at the end of all that is happening. So here goes…

#1 Dropping down into your own thoughts and staying self-connected.

This has been a camouflage in most of our lives as we have established endless excuses for ourselves. We have been lying to ourselves and have deliberately set our souls aside amidst the hustles of our lives. And now we are at a time to unplug ourselves from this over-connected world and discover the hidden self. Definitely, your soul has a bunch to share.

When you have to connect to yourself, you may have to go back to your childhood remembrances. Imagine you had an ambition which you, unfortunately, could not pursue in your life. Or you wanted time to pursue a hobby which was overlooked for long. Go back to your child snapshots and bring the child back in you. Maybe then you realize, you have walked far from what you have dreamt of.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam quoted in his book, Learning how to fly, ” You can only be YOU! But the world around you is doing it’s best, day and night, to make you just like everybody else. “

But do you see the brighter side? The world who have been constantly changing you have averted now and there is silence in the air. Discover the impossible, overcome your fears, acquire knowledge, and let yourself out from the mediocrity of your life. Be your boss and do what you love ❤️ for a couple of days ahead.

Never Too Old

This is all about connecting my yesterday to me more than a decade ago. I have been in search of the road to my happiness again, to go back to my childhood, toys, colors, and unlimited fun. Do we have to be kids to do all that we want? Have we all preloaded our brain with ’to-do for the adults’ and ‘only for kids’ things? Probably we all have. We have sealed our dreams of childhood into a box of blissful memories and we don’t want to add to it or we rather don’t try to.

Last week was my pre-finals time and I have been exhausted rushing through pages after pages and not finishing my lessons. The weary week also had my practical exams.

I had to give my PSM practical, last day. I had a Pediatrics case to present, a 3-year-old mischievous boy. While I was taking his history from his grandmother he was trying to grab everything I had, my answer booklet, my stethoscope, my instruments. After I was done with it, I was to examine the child. I started playing with the child to grab his attention. Very soon, I forgot it was my exam and I was lost in the child’s giggles and play.

Life is as simple as this. A 3-year-old boy who was no one to me made my day and pulled me out through all the exasperation. While I see the kid inside me regaining its birth, slowly, rendering me breezy, I could see my devil-may-care attitude growing inside. I choose to remain in unwoken, conceiving that I am not too old to be kiddish.

I am not too old to be kiddish.

As a child, I have always dreamt of growing up, being independent, talk about great matters, and do my chores alone. But now I find a mirage here. Going to my childhood is my new dream and to keep dreaming the same way.

May you all know this, no one is too old to be kiddish and to do things that you want to. Unleash your maturity. Adulthood is a chain at times, bounding you into an old hat. Liberate yourself and foster the mischievous kid in you.

Thank you for reading 🌸

Stepping out of Mediocrity

Has it been too late that we have forgotten to be ourselves? Are we all pushing through hours that haven’t been ours’ at all? Have you stopped pursuing your hobbies? Have you ever wondered what do you really want from your own self?

Well! Let me tell you about my side. It has been long that I have settled into a mediocre state of life set by the indiscernible power that has subdued me and maybe a few of you. I have been wrapped up in my books, college, and home as many of us out in the city. The same pathway that just leads to a destination, that many in the crowd have traveled, have amused me in the past. But now, it took me to go through a whole train of events, to realize that they are just places wherein roadmaps have been set and that is not what I wanted from myself.

I wanted to read, know things, learn more, more than my books, and grow and keep growing until I create a new roadmap to a new destination. As the fixity of my purpose has gained my own attention, my dreams have winged its way to its pursuit.

I have been a bit motivated by a short movie by Disney, Piper. It trails through the fear of water of a baby bird and her overcoming of the fear after she sees a group of hermit crabs digging into the sand to find food deeper and keep from being buffeted by the tide. The bird survived and have started loving what she did.

https://youtu.be/eWR6cbmZGss

There have been a lot of such chunks of inspiration that have propelled me out of my boundaries of fear of failure. And now, I fear not of failing but of regret that would, at the age of thirty, forty, fifty, seventy, cripple me down into a debilitating self.

Thank you for reading🧡

Yearning for the Summit

Just disrupt your life to put everything back in its right place! Scary is it??? Yes, this one theory might be a bit scary for most of the people who have been through a lot of turmoil. This can be tried out when peace or your silence isn’t fixing anything. But take care, this whole exercise is not for people around you, but for yourself, to realize your capabilities, your dreams and finding out what have you been longing from yourself.

If you wake up today, not feeling good, you can’t jump out of your bed. You just feel that you are caged. You are caged in your own areas of restrictions. You are caged in a body that can not move around anymore, but you want to run, you want to fly with your own wings, you want to fall, get hurt, you want to give yourself that pump of energy to get up and start running again. But you still lay on your bed sad, dejected and broken. You can not cry or shout out loud.

Run through all of the good and bad moments of your life till date. You might have been overwhelmed by your success. You have then broken down at your failures. You might have been cheated by someone. You might have been hurt by your loved ones. Set them all aside. Those moments are no longer yours and they don’t exist anymore. So now get going.

Set new goals for yourself. Give yourself time to achieve it. Have the courage to come out of your comfort zone. What you want is definitely out of your comfort zone. Stop thinking too much, about what has not yet happened or what has already passed by. Your failures shouldn’t stop you from what you want, and your success shouldn’t either.

Find yourself flying in a few days, maybe more than a few days. Trust me, that joy is better than, being caged in your own comfort zone, and regretting to what you couldn’t be. So keep yearning for the summit.

Thank you for reading 🌺