Have you ever gotten to a point where you absolutely, desperately, horrifyingly got obsessed with getting a hold of something that you almost gave up everything just to chase it– and you end up with not getting it after all? Frustrating, isn’t it?
Let me tell you a story now, for a change, as I’ve always been inclined to leave the details for your imagination.
I once met a guy who shattered my idea of “my kind of man.” He was absolutely different from guys I once dated in that we were totally opposite with things we like and we’ve been through. Even how we see the future was different. At first so many thought it was a joke that we were even dating, and more to their surprise when we became official. I surprised myself as well. But the turn of events was significant in a way that the “how” remained a blur; and the “why,” crystal clear.
I wasn’t even prepared to be in a relationship during that time as I figured I’m too scared to be vulnerable again. I declined dates, focused on work, grew my mane, made plans. And then when I met him it just clicked. All plans left me as soon as the ink gave way to writing. The feeling of being in love was truly magical.
My point is, our plans in life can only go as far. Yes, we can study hard, work hard, travel, prim ourselves up, relocate– but the plan of the Universe is much too strong and there is no better way to be free than to be accepting of the tide. Of course we can never get to that point if we do not work hard, but we have to be open to the idea that our hard work can open not just one, but thousands and millions of doors if we choose to see them.
Many people get frustrated when all their lives they chase for that One Dream and they “fail.” Some can brood over the idea of failure and get stuck; while others may get up and enjoy the endless possibilities.
“Out of a broken pot, a new work of art. Out of our broken lives, a new creation.”
When we open ourselves to the surprises of life, there is absolutely no turning back. Where in the world can we find the possibilities of loving, laughing, crying, walking, living, dreaming, all in one lifetime? At the end of it all, it is when we can truly say: “Life is so short… Glad I made the most of it.”