Everyone has a Dark Side

via Daily Prompt: Privacy

Two faced people are people we love to hate. But, come to think of it, is there really a human being who only shows one face to the entire world? With all honesty, I cannot claim to be such a person. My hats off to anyone who can, while maintaining the utmost sincerity to one’s self.

Truth be told, we all face circumstances in life when we need to put up a front. A brave face when confronted with a dangerous situation. A white lie to spare the feelings of a loved one. A yes where one’s heart is screaming no…sounds familiar?

Only we know what is truly going on inside. Only we know what aspect of ourselves we want the world to see. To me, this is the essence of privacy – taking control of what we wish to reveal, and what we wish to remain in the dark side of our being.

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Everyone deserves a chance in the spotlight

via Daily Prompt: Shine

People are judgmental. We all take to what we see on the outside, and its common to assume that a seemingly quiet, seemingly plain human being will have nothing to offer. No matter how common or ordinary a person may appear to be, I can assure you they know something you don’t, and they can do something you can’t. How can I be so sure? Because I am also sure that every human being is unique. There is something in each of us that no one else has. Once a person you cherish is gone, trust me on this, no one can take their place.

Thus, a journey towards self discovery is of paramount importance so we can make the most of who we are. The world imposes conformity through rules, and it is so easy to lose one’s individuality in the process. Losing one’s individuality is tantamount to blowing out one’s light – a light, that no matter how bright or dim, will have its own unique effect on the world.

Find out what makes you different and carry your uniqueness like a torch because there is no one else like you.

 

The Journey of Life

via Daily Prompt: Crossing

The journey called life is full of crossroads. As any living person knows, no one can stay at a crossroad forever. You eventually have to decide which road to take, no matter whats holding you back, and even if you have no idea what lies ahead in the road you eventually decide to take.

But, unlike a literal road where all it takes is a U turn to go back, the road called life allows no turning back.. All we can do is make the most of the situation we end up in. Mistakes will be made, and we either learn from them and move forward, or allow our mistakes to consume us alive – just another crossroad where a tough decision needs to be made as to which way to go next. I guess this is what is meant by we mold our own fate. After all, we make our own decisions. What happens to us is beyond our control, how we decide to react to what happens to us is not..

Life is just a journey of decisions that need to be made – just one crossroad after another.

 

The permanence of change

via Daily Prompt: Gone

Love comes, love goes. People change. Seasons change. Time waits for no one no matter how many words you long to say. Time doesn’t care about love that goes unconfessed, apologies left unsaid, or hugs and kisses not given. People fear rejection and embarrasssment which causes them to hold back emotions. People with a sense of urgency are willing to take the risk of wounding their pride knowing that with the blink of an eye, the snap of a finger, the tick of a clock, the people who matter most can be….gone.

 

 

As within, so without

via Daily Prompt: Interior

Truth doesn’t have to be spoken – it has a way of speaking for itself. Ever tried wearing a mask for an entire day? Most likely, I’m not going to get an affirmative answer here. Coz, most likely, anyone who has attempted this has already died from suffocation. It goes without saying that wearing a mask stops your true self from shining through. Wearing a mask to impress the outside world is fooling no one except yourself. Its just a matter of time until the real you is going to demand to be let out or die trying to get out.

 

Please, no applause

via Daily Prompt: Ovation

Someone once said…gentlemen, welcome to the world of reality – there is no audience. No one to applaud, to admire. No one to see you. Do you understand? Here is the truth – actual heroism receives no ovation, entertains no one. No one queues up to see it. No one is interested.

Sounds cynical but true. And maybe just the way it should be. I mean, is there really a need for applause for one to stick to the straight path that others can admire? Someone also said….character is a reflection of what you do when no one is looking.

Of course, whose kidding who? Anyone who claims not to want an ovation is being a hypocrite. The point is, is it really a necessity to do what is right?

 

A TIME TO SURRENDER

Retreat. The first thought that comes to my mind is taking a step back, or holding off on moving forward. Life in the fast lane can take its toll. Actions are not always right. We all have that inner voice that tells us when its time to retreat because what we are about to do just doesn’t conform with our moral fiber. Sometimes surrender is a necessity. We all come to a point in life when we need to swallow our pride and admit we are wrong. There’s no point in holding one’s ground if, at the end of the day, we have our conscience to battle with. I’d rather sleep peacefully at night.