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The Invitation

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It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

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May thoughts….

Do you wonder why your problems are always different than others? That’s because it is life’s way to turn you into a unique you. It is problems that change our mindset, our approach towards the future and the way we live our present life. Different problems shape people differently, therefore making them emerge as better individuals in the future. Hate them or accept them, your problems are here only to help you become a better you..

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Achievements, degrees, designations are some of the many things that give a false boost to your ego. A boosted ego gets hurt very quickly the moment somebody treats you a little unfairly. In your head you think “How dare somebody disrespect me, does this person even know who i am!”, but the truth is, who are you?

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You are a nobody. Its one thing to have self respect and feel bad when somebody hurts it, but another to have a sense of extreme pride, thinking of yourself as an extremely important person in this humongous world. You are what your circumstances, the people around you, your education, your job and other factors have made you. Yes, you have contributed immensely in becoming who you are, but take the other factors away, and who would you have been? Nobody. Somewhere, we are all practically nobodies who have a inflated sense of pride. Its good to have self respect, its also extremely good to feel proud of who you are, but its not fair to have an ego that keeps getting inflated which will only make you suffer at the end.

Ego is like the excess fat on your body, shed it before it begins to hurt you.

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In life, one should keep falling in love.

Fall in love not necessarily with a person, but something. Fall in love with music, with art, with dance, with writing, with traveling, with nature, with a sport, with movies, with books, with something unexplored, with something new, with something that fascinates you, but just ensure that every now and then when life tends to get boring, you end up finding something that is worth loving Your love for something will make life interesting, and a rejuvenated interest in life will make it all worth living

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The phrase “Home Sweet Home” might not be always true. A lot of time, trouble brews at home. Everybody who faces this feels bad, since isn’t it home where happiness is to be found?

The thing is with all the sweetness that a home offers, you have to accept this bitter reality as well. Bad phases at home may linger on for long, but eventually you will find peace one day. Times will change, phases will change, people will change, and you will be happy again

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In life, everybody goes through three kinds of bad phases – the bad, the worse and the kind which is too bad to be explained. You feel really really bad, specially when experiencing the third kind. It feels like all of world’s troubles have been unloaded on you and there is simply no way out of this. You feel the most lonely you’ve ever felt. You feel terrible beyond words.

Yes of course there is a way out of this! Yes of course there will be an end to this misery. Yes of course things will be better. You see, we all need to go through our personal worst experiences of life, for multiple reasons. These reasons range from making us realise our potential, to making us lesser egoistic and arrogant, to making us value life to helping bring the best out of us, to making us understand that nothing lasts forever, to making us realize that there are things beyond our control and so much more. The worst happens for not one, but in numerous reasons, and it happens only to lead you to a better future. All that you need to understand is, that better is not always more, but better is wiser. The wiser you are becoming, the better your life is becoming.

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