Tick tock tick tock. The clock is running never losing its time.
And you try to adjust according to the heavily anticipated timeline in Life.
The world is pacing at a rate never before.
Thy neighbour is happily married to the love of her life.
Thy classmate is successful in her chosen career and has a great job.
Thy cousin is traveling the world and living the life of his dreams.
Look around and you will find so many such examples.
Everyone is achieving everything.
And here you are were you were before. And probably even before that.
And to some extent Peer pressure, social media and the unwanted societal botheration do their jobs wonderfully, only to add salt to the injury.
But a fighter in spirit that you are- You definitely chose to gear up!
You strived hard. You failed.
You strived harder. But you aren’t there yet.
More than the battalion to be won before the world and to manifest your desires,
Now there is an equally challenging battalion waging a war in your mind.
The fear and the uncertainty of the how’s and when’s in life rummage your being.
Whoosh! Ta-da -gone away is your mental peace.
And then you naturally seek comfort. Probably from a best friend?
Your literal best friend will surely go beyond his reach to help you out in any way possible.
This could be your friend, your sibling, your parent or anyone whom you look upto.
But have you tried reaching out to thy figurative best friend.
None other than but You!
No other person can ever fathom the volume of emotions you feel in happy or sad times except of you, yourself.
Your struggles, your failures, your inhibitions and your dreams are only as face value to the world.
But you know the value of your hardships.
You know the casualty behind your fears.
You know the gravity of your denuading situation.
You know the desperation for your desrires to come true.
You know your longing to get something , to do something!
The past few months were surely a reality check for me!
Yes, I am truly blessed with a very supportive family and some amazing friends.
Not undermining their presence and help of my loved ones meted out to me, but gradually I felt that it’s on me how to deal with a situation.
It’s on me whether I want to learn from a life changing event or despise it.
It’s on me whether I want to react to someone/something negative or to simply let it go.
It’s on me whether I want to look at the bigger picture in hand or keep pondering over the past.
Many may have had these happy realizations long before owing to their own life experiences and are living life according to their terms and conditions. Kudos to you!
But some like me keep getting these much needed friendly reminders in life- time and again!
As cliched and as rhetorical it may sound- but there is no denying in the fact that YOU ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND.
We seek help only to forget that our biggest help is within us.
Within our minds.
Why not nourish it?
Why not mindfully revert back to it whenever needed rather than seeking here and there.
Like I mentioned, the past few months were challenging enough for me and because of a suggestion from a school friend I resorted to meditation.
Only to spend some time with my ownself and to look for answers that I yearn for.
You may have other means to nourish yourself!
If not, then look for them.
It could be art, music or any leisure activities that sooth your mind and make you more adherent to yourself.
And then with the help of your best friend in you , let the serotonin work its magic and help you farewell in everything you do.
There will be tougher situations ahead and I may lose my balance. But untill I stumble, untill I reckon upon myself, how will I rise up?
Now My mind is my happy place.
So this one is for my best friend!
Who’s yours by the way?