Dictionary meaning: Life is a condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects, i.e. non-life, and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
But, is that all about life?
So, here is my meaning: Life is colors, craze, adventure, smiles, delight, love, passion, surprises, affection and synonyms. Yes, I know for some of us life is not as out-and-out as all the words I have put here. But, at least I think of it this way. I guess it makes me feel all happy.
Rest all for me is non-life.
But, since this blog is not all about me, let’s talk about the times when life puts a person to a checkmate situation? PAUSE. A point where we are left thinking……..what is happening and WHY? When things seem going out of control. When world seems gloomy and hopeless. What do we do then?
Well, different people different strokes. I could finger three broad blankets around me:
1: Those of us who give in considering this time as the worst thing that could happen to us. We start feeling helpless and cry and crib and go to nowhere. We loose more and more. Surprisingly, most of us fall into this space.
2: Those of us who start struggling hard to find out a solution, find the answers to our worries. Some we get easily, some we struggle to find out and some we don’t get and would never…...so we forget. But, we still struggle and leave everything else for this. So, maybe we find out the answer one day, but still we loose everything else. Surprisingly again, a lot of us come in this list too.
3: And a handful of us say “This bad phase is a part of life, and we’ll not give up our peace for this. We’ll do what we planned to do and this will go side-by-side. ” Then we win. Though this seems simple when written, yet, to do this needs lot of courage. To be not disturbed and not fall into the trap of worries needs guts.
A simple exercise for others, you, and me:
1. Step back in time and think of all times you have felt that everything around is falling.
2. Answer yourself which category you fall into
3. Try to get into the third category if you are not there, because we all must win!
Whatever and however it is, you must face it, live it and enjoy it. And after all it is not that bad. Remember, after every dark night comes a warm, fresh morning.
So, live and get going! Cheers to life!