Urja Mahesh Karia
Many a times in life, we define our self-worth based on how people treat us. If someone is bad to us, we wonder if something is wrong with us. Why should something be wrong with us? Can’t something be wrong with the person who treats us that way? If we keep treating ourselves like others do, we will never know that are worth much more than we know, that we are priceless. When you come in terms with this truth of life, no one will dare treat you badly. Do you know why? Because you won’t let them. You will stop being a doormat. You will respect yourself and so will others. ‘People always respect people who respect themselves’.
Sure, not everyone will be happy when others succeed. Some might as well sabotage your dreams from you. They may criticize you, insult you, put you down, create barriers for you, they may even make you settle for something much more less than you deserve. Don’t. Whatever is to come will come. If you’ve been made to wait,then wait. Don’t alight, thinking there’ll be none left. There always isenoughforeveryone. Yes, every single person. The Universe is very very huge.So, ‘Never see what other people see in you, Make them see what you see in yourself’.
It is also true that we must keep doing something or the other if we want to succeed. But, you can only apply it realistically when you know what your clear cut goals are and what your immediate actions will be. Nelson Mandela, an amazing source of inspiration for countless always said, ‘There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living’
It doesn’t matter what you seek. Be it a job or a life partner or any other goals. Know what you deserve and then think over it. Don’t settle, if you don’t like something, stop doing it and get over it. Don’tdo something just because you can’t be idle, do something because you love to. That will make all the difference. It will make life seem like play!
And when it comes to Flying, well is not limited to birds. Humans can fly too. Want to know how? Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and feel the love. There is so much love in the entire Universe, all kinds of it. You just need to be able to receive it. And when you do that, there’ll be a different kind of Freedom in your heart, feeling of being loved by everyone and that is when, YOU WILL FLY.
Let the wind sway through your hairs, feel the sky and FLY.
As Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi said, “You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly!”
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