Friday, August 23, 2013

Steps to Enlightenment

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Today's sentence is:
I wasn't  really myself when my joints were swollen with impaired mobility and a 6 month old toddler beside me.

As the saying goes, "Becoming  parents, changes everything."

Prior to becoming parents, we changed our habits, disciplined ourselves, child proofed our home.

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
― Allen Saunders

Alas, when fate has something else in store for you then, all an individual gotta do are stand still in that storm and wonder what went wrong and how can this blizzard be diverted.

“Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

Thus, blame it on my fate, my karma or my destiny.

I was diagnosed with arthritis and this toddler who needed comfort and cuddling was just attended with the primary requirements.

However, man is an intelligent soul, and he learns to adapt especially when surrounded by love.

“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you'll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. And you'll survive” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Our family survived this storm. We swam towards the shore with pain and determination to endure it cause of responsibility in our hands. Our child was our obligation, and that made it our prime focus to survive the blizzard.

As they say, that the storm does not last for long. After every bad day a good one accompanies, we saw sunshine at the end of the tunnel. This sunshine consisted of wisdom and enlightenment.

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

At the end of this turmoil and commotion, we learnt about our ourselves. We became aware of our temperaments, mannerisms, and idiosyncrasy.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
 Aristotle

Since then, there has been no looking back. We are climbing the ladder of wisdom as we continue to walk along the path of life and live each day.

Mantra for today: Life has lots to teach. We ought to be aware of the circumstances and be prepared to ponder over it.


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