Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lesson(s) in life - A reason to smile

I don’t know the name of author for this nice message that I received today as a forwarded mail. I just wanted to put it in my blog as it has everyway of inspiring life. Also it has lots of meaning to it and certainly shows the various ways of leanings from life.

Every one of us has different way of expressing the meaning of life. When I say life it’s constitute not only the individual but also the people around, who are always a reason for the change. So here goes the message ....

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose, to teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be - your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover or even a complete stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you and at the time they may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential, strength, will power or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity - all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you experience - they are the ones who create who you are. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. Those lessons are the hardest and probably the most important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.


Hiral Shah said...

Hi, Alok,

Nice post, good thoughts for "smile" & "love", but the thing is love comes when we least expect it. we can't love anybody just to have someone. critisie for love can't get right partner. it can cause only unhappiness.....but it's true, it's a nice feeling. withought love, no body can leave.

that's why so, many times in a day, i speek the following things to my self. that....
i love my self, i love my work, i love my dreams, i love my family, i love my friends, i love each new coming movement, i love universal power,.....etc...etc...

Hiral Shah

Alok said...

Thanks Hiral, that's really a nice comment :)

And you have put more thoughts to it, in the very usual manner of yours.

Thanks again,