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Befriend Criticism

Even before you stereotype my new friend as a pejorative one,I must ask,do you usually accept  the supposed “derisive comments” commensurate with the supposed “compliments” you receive?Honestly speaking,most of the times I don’t.

Criticism for me can put simply so:the first shot of tequila,where the throat burns benumbing the brain.In case of Criticism however,the burning does not limit itself to the throat,it stretches will to the bottom-most pit of the stomach,the lurching is merely a knee jerk reaction signifying my abashment.Oh!And did I mention the boiling pot called the Brain?It most definitely is reacting to the criticism in its shell without mouthing the curses.

Like my daily dose of epiphanies,I gradually learnt that we have much to learn Criticism than Compliment.Criticism provides oneself with the facets of scope to improve oneself.Criticism is like the sharpener,which utilized correctly can trash out the junk leaving the pencil with a pointed tip to reap the maximum from the mere pencil.(Please do excuse my lousy examples!).

So,my Mantra for today is simple so:scrutinize the critical remarks and opinions and work on them,endure the pain to procure a Better Human Being.In my own way,I call it Befriending Criticism.

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Of Failing and Trying…

While my Momma would oil and braid my hair,she would share her words of wisdom throughout my toddler years.And this is by far the oldest adage that Mums all over the world have shared with their children.
Everyday I wake up,with a plan set the day before,the miniature goals to accomplish,the tad bit details of life I can mend and work them towards my direction.But in the tedious detailing of my life,I forget the bigger plans I had set for MY Life.The vision that envisaged a broad spectrum of options converged to a handful to tasks to accomplish for the fear of losing always set in.
Does that happen to you a lot?
Does fear take a toll on you often?
Well,it sure does to me.
The fear of losing before taking up a chance,the fear of rejection before a proposal,the fear of risking it all?
Or in simple words put,the fear of living a life?
Well,I have been of the notion of living life with calculated and consequently yielding risks.Life,however has a different rhythm.
Life itself is the most intriguing teacher of all.She is spontaneous,She teaches Her lessons in tandem with the examinations she conducts,the most valuable lesson of all that She has taught me is what my Momma has been telling me since ages:“Be Not Afraid of Failing,Be Afraid of Not Trying.”
For Life merely a journey,the ride can only be made worthwhile if we take chances now and then.Right?
So,In a few days,I shall be posting my Bucket List inspired by well,The Bucket List and The Buried Life,one of which includes getting a tattoo done before my Birthday.And I am open to suggestions.So,please help.
Mucho love.
Till tomorrow,
This is me signing out,and you,be open to taking chances.=)

Sundays and Laziness

The weekdays are booked for School/College/Work,the Friday nights for parties,Saturday noons for Brunch with your friends or boyfriend/girlfriend.But how do you spend your Sundays?

Mine,is much of a custom.This is the only day,I like to lay back,sleep a little longer,succumb to laziness,shopping,try to finish the book I was reading all this while,get a Spa,or a  regular hair-oil massage(courtesy Mumma,and her unconditional love for my oh-so short hair),Spa,mani-pedi et al.Whatever it is,it is a SOLELY Me day.Oh!And day dream,that occupies the largest chunk on Sundays.Yes,back to the point,it feels good to pamper myself at least one day of the entire week.

So,the lazy girl is inquisitive do you have a ‘Me’ day once in a while?Oh!and since this is the day,I introspect,I like doing anything and everything alone.It is liberating,trust me,to go on a long drive,shopping or even watch a movie alone(though most people would consider me the creepy loner,but it is ‘Me’ day,and I don’t care).

So,I am off to my essential Sunday nap ( =P ) leaving you not with a moral,but a mere question,when was the last time,you had a ‘Me’ day,a day spent without your parents,your friends,your boyfriend/girlfriend and did the well-deserved  soul-searching,that you had been putting off all this while?

 

Of Driving and Epiphanies

Don’t get me wrong,I have a tendency of deriving inspiration from the oddest of sources.Today,it was from driving.Driving towards a destination.Still puzzled?Let me elaborate.I had been planning to meet with a dear friend for ages,and for the past six months the impending plan was constantly being postponed.Jinxed were we?Maybe.So,when this friend finally decided to come visit me in my town,I was obviously ecstatic.However,with my luck,as it works,was not in my favor.A five minute drive from my house,and all the roads were jammed.

I took the shortest of route only to discern that I would be stuck there for hours on the go.Through some wrong cuts and much perseverance I managed to exit the hapless route.My second attempt using a different route was not of much aid either.Mid-way,all I could gather on the road was cars being turned around to go back to the earlier route.After feckless wastage of fuel and time,determined to meet my dear friend,I took the longest route possible.To my surprise,the road was not cluttered at all.Rather it was a smooth drive at 80km/hr.(Yes!I am a hopeless driver!)

After 45 minutes of lingering around the short-cuts I had an epiphany,that life is a drive in itself as well and a test to check how determined are we to reach our Destination.In today’s times of microwave society,to reach the desired Destination instantly,we blindly follow the fast-paced herd,without even so much as giving a thought that the short-cut will only so much aid for a certain while.Eventually,we would end up losing a great deal of ourselves,our Foundation,our Principles and even Ourselves.But as long as we take the righteous path(road),we may take time to reach our Destination,but we will reach it appeased,and not at the cost of immolating the essential values of our lives.

Moral of the day,righteous may seem like a detour,always stretching your limits,at the end of the day,this is what it does.Stretch our limits in order to procure a better path,or in the case of our lives,a better tomorrow,as well the self evolving as better human being.

My verdict:was the 1 hour drive to a 5 km. distance to meet a long-lost friend worth it?Totally!We talked,gossiped,laughed,reminisced and promise to meet more often.Life too,when choosing the right path,as Robert Frost says,may be the one less traveled,but “that has made all the difference.” Right?

So,till tomorrow,ponder over this one.

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