When we think of life, we think of one life we have and when we think of time – they’re uncountable. We’ve said that TIME is ruthless & LIFE is unfair but it’s no secret how much we hate them both as much as we love them. We are either waiting for the right time, sometimes competing with time, running after it or away from TIME in a pursuit of a happy LIFE. Life that’s happy is definitely attainable but the only tragedy is – it’s not permanent.
Every life in this universe is bound to taste a hardship, which ultimately leads to happiness but that’s not it! As “forever” and “ever after” does not exist. What does exist is inconsistency and uncertainty. By that, I meant – impermanence is one thing that’s permanent in life. Now this is a best as well as the worst part.
For an instance, say you have planned your life 10 years ahead not knowing what future has in store for you. Your future could be minutes away from you or could be seconds or less. What happens when you unveil the surprise life throws you with? Yes! Now surprise could either be a pleasant or an unpleasant one.
Here’s what you can do. If the surprise turns out to be a pleasant one, you should know that it’s not going to last forever so you must live the moment to the fullest and if it turns out to be an unpleasant one, you must thank god, that the moment shall pass as nothing is permanent. Now would you still call life unfair and time ruthless when life teaches you and time heals you? Know that one treasure could be a junk for others (its only a matter of time). If you know what I mean. P-H-E-W!
See! Life isn’t going to be easy because it’s not meant to be but that shouldn’t stop you from living. Uncertainties are part of life, accidents are part of life. They say, “There’s no better teacher than life” but life is no better teacher if you’re no good a student, because what you learn is what you understand. Optimism is the key to life!
So focus on glass that’s half full! When theirs pain, you must understand that you’re gaining the power to endure, when you’re victimized you learn to fight back. AND you do not fear – FEAR! Instead when you face fear you learn to become fearless.
Likewise, when you survive an accident, you don’t blame life for making you go through such a traumatic phase! Rather you thank life, simply for – keeping you alive (it’s no less than giving you another life). So life is unfair it is but to our own benefit. After all it’s that deprivation in life that paves the way to our own advantage. Bitter or sweet – you have no choice but to taste LIFE instances that TIME offers you.
Time is all that you have right here right now and life is all that you make out of that time. From your everyday schedule spare time for yourself, to live and just be thankful for being alive. If you think you have all the time in the world, you are only fooling yourself for time is not anyone’s to reserve or waste. As Mahatma Gandhi has said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Live in the present for what if tomorrow never comes and learn plenty today so that you are all-prepared for tomorrow. Education is the only factor that changes all lives and by educating yourself today you can survive the CHANGE brought by TIME tomorrow.
And face it, life is gonna f**k you real hard and learn that there will be haters but there will be those who love you too. There will be people who may not stand your presence but think of those people whose life you’ve touched, those who cannot imagine their life w/o you. There will be people who might wish you were dead but think of those who pray for your long live every single day. How could you please everyone when even god could not. So you don’t always have to be likable, all you’ve got be is yourself.
I want to take a moment and thank all my dear friends, beloved family and well-wishers for being there for me. I could never describe in words what you are worth. I also want to thank god for giving me what I have today. I want to believe that I still have a long journey ahead, and for some reason I want to believe that we’ve left the worst behind and It’s time to PARTEH 😉 for what better reason to celebrate LIFE than to learn that you are still alive. 🙂